Aurora’s existing Weather datasets (NREL PSM3, TMY3, CWEC, etc) have expanded to incorporate Solcast as the weather data provider to increase the accuracy of European projects. Tenant Admins can select a weather dataset default in the Weather Dataset Default Setting, which allows Admins to specify the desired default weather dataset to be used for Aurora simulations. If no default is pre-selected, Aurora will use the Best Available weather dataset for the project location.
The Best available setting will choose the best weather dataset based on the project location, prioritizing Solcast in Europe then NREL PSM > TMY3 > IWEC.
How to Set Default weather datasets
Tenant Admins will access the Tenant Settings. Within the Performance simulations menu, the Admin will select the weather dataset they wish to set as default.
After creating a design, the user can access the Simulation preferences menu within Design Mode and override the default dataset defined by the Admin.