The Net Load Forecasting Prize competitors have finally concluded their 28-day forecasting period. Thanks to the more than 70 teams who participated in this prize, improving their forecasting models every week.

At this time, the prize administrators at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute are reviewing and validating final results. Winners will be announced live at RE+ in Las Vegas on Sept. 12. If you’re attending RE+, we invite you to join the announcement, happening during the American-Made Solar Prize Round 6 Go! Demo Day and Winner Announcement. If you can’t join the live announcement, we’ll share the results here, on HeroX, on Sept. 13. 

As a reminder, the top three performing teams will win the following cash prizes: 

  • 1st - $200,000
  • 2nd - $150,000
  • 3rd - $100,000

Up to three runners-up will win $50,000 for their successful solar forecasting capabilities. Good luck to all competitors and stay tuned for the results in a few weeks!