The PV_Forecast service supplies forecasts of nationally- and regionally-aggregated* electricity generation from solar Photovoltaics (PV) connected to the GB transmission network. New forecasts are run every three hours starting at 01:00 each day. Each forecast provides predictions of the average PV power generated per half-hour up to 72 hours ahead. For the regional forecasts GB is divided up into 327 regions, each corresponding to a Grid Supply Point (GSP) on the GB electricity transmission network.
PV_Forecast has been developed by Sheffield Solar, a research group based in the Physics department at The University of Sheffield, in collaboration with MeteoGroup and PassivSystems.
* Regional service coming soon...