Solar Forecast Arbiter Blog

Anonymous Data

Will Holmgren Sep 30, 2019

Several stakeholders have expressed interest in publicly sharing anonymous power plant data in the Solar Forecast Arbiter. While the Arbiter does not explicitly support anonymous data exchange, we can provide some recommendations for how to use the Arbiter’s features to accomplish this goal. Please keep in mind that these are...

Data Exchange Revisions

Will Holmgren Mar 26, 2019

Thanks to all of the stakeholders that provided feedback on the data exchange proposals. This blog post describes: Revised missing, irregular, and regular data policies New probabilistic forecast formats Miscellaneous changes to data exchange policies The revised versions of the dashboard documentation, API, and data model are now available:

Scratch The Surface Of Github

Will Holmgren Jan 29, 2019

If you’re reading this, you should take 5 minutes to complete a handful of intro GitHub tasks. It’s free and it’s easy. First, sign up for GitHub at If asked, choose the free plan. Why? Creating a GitHub account will give you much more visibility in project development (which...

January 2019 Updates

Will Holmgren Jan 29, 2019

A quick summary of activities on the Solar Forecast Arbiter project so far: Stakeholder Engagement Workshop. The team held the first Stakeholder Engagement Workshop in June 2018 immediately following the ESIG Forecasting Workshop in St. Paul. More than 40 stakeholders participated in lively discussions and provided crucial guidance to the...

Solar Forecast Arbiter Blog

Will Holmgren Nov 02, 2018

The goal of this blog is to provide a place for the Solar Forecast Arbiter team to communicate project updates and discuss related material in an informal way. We hope that it gives the solar forecast community some additional insight into our thinking. We welcome your suggestions for topics! Please...