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Optimizing the integration of solar energy into the electrical grid

 

Solar forecasts for managing the grid balance parameter.

 

Grid operators face a constant challenge: balancing the supply and demand for energy while maximizing the share of renewable energy on the grid. In an energy mix that increasingly incorporates intermittent energy sources, grid operators must have solar forecasting tools. Accurate forecasting is essential to facilitate the integration of solar energy into the grid, which is subject to weather-related uncertainties, and to avoid problems such as grid overload or supply shortages, whether at the local, regional, or national level.

Thanks to irradiance and production forecasts, grid managers can effectively manage the integration of energy from photovoltaic plants. They anticipate production and adjust the supply of different available energy sources (nuclear, renewables, fossil fuels, etc.). This allows them to ensure a distribution that promotes solar energy and maintains grid balance.