As more solar and wind energy is installed across Australia, understanding the weather and being able to forecast how it affects renewable energy resources will be critical for ensuring a stable electricity network. Predicting phenomena like passing cloud formations will help solar farm operators manage the expected drops in solar power, while frontal weather systems bring strong wind - so understanding these patterns is critical for wind power production.
Our research focuses on tailoring weather forecasting in order to predict renewable energy generation levels to allow for a smoother transition of renewables into electricity markets. We also study extreme weather events like dust storms, the impact of particles in the atmosphere on solar power production and more.
If you’re interested in becoming a postgraduate research candidate at SPREE, please connect with us. We also welcome partnerships with industry and would love to talk to you.
Julie Lui (postgraduate enquiries)
Bram Hoex (research partnerships)