KISR announces that it has started implementing a project to develop specialized forecasts for a major wind and solar energy facility in Kuwait. The project is being implemented in cooperation with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), US.

The $5.1 million project will focus on developing a system to provide detailed forecasts of wind and solar irradiance at Kuwait's planned 2-gigawatt Shagaya renewable energy plant. This technology, developed by NCAR, will be transferred to KISR for day-to-day operations.
It is expected that the weather forecast will enable Kuwait to achieve its goal of generating 15% of its energy from renewable resources by 2030.

 BOULDER, Colo. — Expanding its work in renewable energy, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is launching a three-year project to develop specialized forecasts for a major wind and solar energy facility in Kuwait.
"We're putting our expertise and technology to work around the world," said NCAR Senior Scientist Sue Ellen Haupt, the principal investigator on the project. "This landmark project meets our mission of science in service to society."
The $5.1 million project will focus on developing a system to provide detailed forecasts of wind and solar irradiance at Kuwait's planned 2-gigawatt Shagaya renewable energy plant. After NCAR develops the system, the technology will be transferred to the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) for day-to-day operations.