klocx success story

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TRL / Lifecycle:  TRL 3 — Experimental proof of concept

Type of collaboration: open to suggestions

Keywords:  photovoltaics, energy, fog, wind

Karlsruhe Low-Cloud Exploratory Platform (KLOCX) (GERMANY)

Systems at KLOCX measures atmospheric conditions (clouds, aerosols, wind) relevant to renewable energies, in particular photovoltaics and wind energy. By analysing selected properties of low-level clouds and their change over time, KLOCX offers precise information on current conditions for renewable energy, provides short-term forecasts of changes in low-level cloud and fog cover, and extends them using satellite data.

The adoption of this innovation offer leads to more efficient operations of renewable energy infrastructures and energy grids planning.