New prize opportunity—The Solar Forecasting Prize awards $375,000 in cash prizes to competitors. Registration is due Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. ET.
Since you expressed interest in the Solar Prize Software Track, the prize administrators wanted to inform you of another solar-focused prize that requires strong software skills: The American-Made Solar Forecasting Prize.
The Solar Forecasting Prize is designed to better enable solar industry stakeholders with state-of-the-art solar forecasting capabilities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, this prize aims to increase the use of the Solar Forecast Arbiter, an open platform developed by the University of Arizona, to allow for the transparent, rigorous, and consistent analysis and evaluation of solar forecasts.
The Solar Forecasting Prize strives to:
- Increase stakeholder awareness of the state of the art in solar forecasting.
- Incentivize the participation of a broad range of competitors from the solar forecasting industry and research and development space.
- Grow industry knowledge of the Solar Forecast Arbiter (SFA) platform and its potential.
- Promote the adoption of uniform and transparent metrics and specifications for solar forecasts using SFA (or similar platforms) by forecast end-users.
- Identify algorithms that perform better than a baseline probabilistic forecast.
Up to five teams will win $50,000 each in cash prizes for showcasing the best performing algorithm and the strongest commercialization plan. Five runner-up teams will also have the chance to earn $25,000 in cash prizes.
Interested in competing? All you have to do by the Jan. 12 deadline is register your team on HeroX. This prize does not require any submission elements to be completed by the registration deadline. Don’t miss this opportunity to compete in the Solar Forecasting Prize and earn up to $50,000! Register your team now.