Forecasting Solar Radiation and Photovoltaic Power: 5 PDH


Solar resource forecasting is critical for the operation and management of solar power plants and electric grids. In this course the student will understand the basic concepts and various methods of solar irradiance forecasting as well as forecasting the power production of Photovoltaic (PV) power plants.Instructor: Juan Pesante, PE


This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Explain empirical and physical solar forecasting methods
    • Explain statistical and machine learning methods
    • Discuss forecasting the production of a PV power plant
    • Discuss statistical error measures
    • Explain probabilistic solar forecasts


You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies five (5) hours of professional development (PDH).

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