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Solar Monitoring, Forecasting and Variability Assessment at SMUD

This paper summarizes the deployment of a 71 station solar monitoring network in Sacramento, Calif., and its use in validating solar forecasts and solar resource variability for high penetrations of solar on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) grid. The paper also outlines the studies’ validation of satellite-based GHI and DNI irradiance data.

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