Renewable Energy Products

High Resolution Analysis

Rapid updated high-resolution meteorological analysis is one  of the key requirements for the improvement of forecasting  various hazardous weather events. Operational... more

FINECAST®

The RT-FDDA system was developed to provide high-resolution analyses and short-term (0 – 12 h) forecasts, although recent advances in computing power enable longer outlooks to be generated.  RT-... more

Real-Time Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation (RT-FDDA)
Wind Energy Prediction System

As integration of solar power into the national electric grid rapidly increases, it becomes imperative to improve forecasting of this renewable resource. NCAR and a team of researchers from public... more

Solar Energy Prediction System
Empirical Wind-to-Energy Conversion Algorithm
WRF Model Output

The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a next-generation mesoscale numerical weather prediction system designed to serve both atmospheric research and operational... more

WRF model output showing simulated radar reflectivity (dBZ) for Typhoon Mawar at 3.3-km (2.1-mi) grid spacing. Time period is from 0000 UTC 22 August 2005 to 0000 UTC 24 August 2005.
DICast® System
LOGICast™ software system

Two new postprocessing methods are proposed to reduce numerical weather prediction’s systematic and random errors. The first method consists of running a postprocessing algorithm inspired by the... more

Analog Kalman Filter (AnKF)

Although there has been a substantial, long-term effort by the weather research community to improve precipitation prediction, little attention has been paid to the prediction of clouds and... more

Distributed Solar Energy Prediction

Improved weather prediction and precise spatial analysis of small-scale weather events are crucial for energy management, as is the need to further develop and implement advanced... more

Load Prediction System

Real-time ensemble RTFDDA forecasting system combines real-time WRF-based FDDA technologies and a probabilistic forecast calibration technology for producing reliable real-time probabilistic wind/... more

Ensemble-RTFDDA

RTFDDA-LES extends real-world numerical weather prediction to large-eddy-simulation (LES) scales, with grid sizes down to ~30m. The NCAR WRF-based RTFDDA system is formulated for simultaneously... more

RTFDDA-LES

As part of NASA and NREL funded projects, a new method has been proposed and demonstrated for the long-term estimate of the wind speeds at a target site, a key step in wind resource assessments (... more