Tackling climate change is an urgent challenge. Shell is transforming to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society and our customers. The Seeker is exploring new opportunities to provide more low-carbon energy such as biofuels, hydrogen, charging for electric vehicles and electricity generated by solar and wind power.
Solar power is one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources. However, there is a major challenge associated with solar power production, and that is its intermittency caused by variable weather conditions. Moreover, predicting solar power output during the day is key for grid operators to balance energy generation and consumption.
We believe that bright minds passionate about AI can creatively and effectively address this problem and contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix. That is why Shell, NVIDIA and Microsoft, with support from SINE (IIT Bombay) and NIRMAAN (IIT Madras), are launching AI Solar Power Prediction Challenge that will focus on AI for predicting solar power output using historical sky camera images and weather data.
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 08:25 PM EET, November 7th, 2021.
About the Seeker
Shell is an international energy company whose purpose is to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions. Shell uses innovative and advanced technologies to produce and distribute energy in more efficient, reliable and sustainable ways. Digital technology is making our existing operations more effective and efficient, helping to offer our customers lower-carbon solutions.