Solar power fluctuations may be a thing of the past

A new software program that allows power grid managers to easily predict fluctuations in the solar grid caused by changes in the cloud cover has been developed in the US.

Because of concerns over variability in power output, the amount of solar power flowing in the grid at residential peak demand times is limited to 15%.

The research shows that building multiple, smaller solar arrays in different locations can help reduce the amount of solar variability, allowing for more solar power in the grid.

Read more at University of California San Diego