Partnering with ESO to improve solar forecasting
Find out how we joined forces with National Grid's Electricity System Operator (ESO) to improve the accuracy of solar radiation forecasts.
Predicting the electricity output of solar panels is challenging and affected by the weather. Increasingly accurate solar radiation forecasts has a far-reaching impact on balancing the grid effectively and enabling electricity supply to meet demand.
Read how Met Office scientists and ESO’s energy forecasting team looked at this issue in a joint innovation project, and its wider benefits to UK industry and consumers.