Fulcrum3D P/L

Arena Project Case Study


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Emerging Renewables Program – predicting cloud movements to maximise solar PV use

Fulcrum3D’s approach combines fit-for-purpose camera hardware with specialised algorithms to predict changes in PV energy output using cloud characteristics and velocities. Effectively predicting solar PV output means diesel generators can be switched on before production drops, smoothing energy delivery and potentially allowing more solar to be used.

Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Start date September 2014

Fulcrum3D – Lead organisation

This project involves the development and demonstration of a sophisticated cloud tracking solution. Fulcrum3D's CloudCAM technology is expected to perform better than existing optical sky cameras in identifying cloud height and separating out layered clouds.


$1.11million total project value, $452,000 funding


Cloud detection measured as greater than 95%. Excellent cloud detection and shadow prediction capabilities result

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