The ‘CloudCAM’ technology, developed by Fulcrum3D, will trial ground-based sensors that can better identify cloud height and track clouds that are layered at different altitudes and moving at different speeds, according to ARENA.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) CEO Ivor Frischknecht said that effectively tracking and predicting cloud movements was a key factor in getting the most out of solar PV installations.

“Fulcrum3D’s ‘CloudCAM’ forecasting technology takes a clever approach to cloud tracking”, Mr Frischknecht said.

“Effectively predicting off-grid solar PV output means ...