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.

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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)