The FP7 DNICast project aims to advance current state-of-the-art of concentrating solar technologies by reducing uncertainty of short-term DNI forecasts and thereby contributing to increase the overall plant efficiency. Since October 2013, a multidisciplinary consortium of meteorological scientists, solar engineers and energy analysts, has investigated different methods for DNI nowcasting, with the aim to identify main advantages and drawbacks and suggest possible combinations depending on the user requirements. A full coupling of all methods is out of the scope of the project, but an approach on how to merge different information sources is intended. A portfolio of complementary methods for the nowcasting of the DNI and their combinations in order to cover the complete nowcasting horizon from now to 6 hours are the expected results of DNICast.
Project intermediate results have been extensively discussed with a large number of experts, including the members of the Advisory Board, recipients of the project newsletter and several other experts gathered through end-user workshops. Indeed, one of the main project aims is to exchange with the potential end-users of DNICast results, including industry.This is the third and last of such end-user workshops, and has the aim to present and discuss overall results, as well as to collect feedback for streamlining before the end of the project, next October. The focus is to:
- disseminate the results for the benefit of the industry- present and discuss lessons learnt and areas for further improvement- move forward to make sure that the results are of use and can be further exploited by the research and industry communities
The agenda will see a mix of presentations and discussions and will allow for an extensive exchange and dialogue among participants.
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