About us

Data and tools to build a solar future

Solcast’s vision is a solar future. We’re dedicated to developing the data and tools needed to plan, construct, operate and manage solar power systems across the world.

Formed in early 2016, Solcast is the culmination of several years of work by co-founders James Luffman and Dr Nick Engerer and their team, who saw tremendous opportunity to approach solar modelling and forecasting from their perspectives as meteorologists working with the electricity sector.

Solcast aims to produce data of the highest quality, and that is widely available and easy to use.

Contact Us

You can reach James or Nick via email at james@solcast.com.au or nick@solcast.com.au

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James Luffman

CEO Sydney, NSW, Australia

James is a former operational meteorologist, and has worked as a senior manager in the weather industry. James has designed, built and operated real-time modelling systems for industrial applications, bringing key expertise to the deployment of our operational products and services. James sees the integration of increasing solar and storage as a singularly critical technology challenge of the next 10 years. Connect on LinkedIn.

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Dr. Nick Engerer

CTO Canberra, ACT, Australia

Nick is an expert in the field of solar radiation and distributed solar PV modelling, and has co-founded Solcast out of a sincere desire to enable others to build the solar-powered future. Nick displays an unusual level of passion for developing applied research projects and collaborating with industry to make BIG ideas a reality. Read more about Dr. Engerer’s scientific papers. Follow Nick on Twitter. Connect on LinkedIn.

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Darren Reid

Senior Developer & Architect Canberra, ACT, Australia

Darren is a Software Developer with broad experience designing and building large scale products and services to government as well as software tools for other developers. Darren brings these skills and expertise to Solcast with a strong desire to see solar electricity generation grow in Australia and around the world.

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Robin Michael

DevOps Dallas, TX, USA

Robin is a DevOps Software Engineer with Solcast and is based in Dallas, Texas. Robin holds a BS and MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Robin has over 15 years of software experience across a range of finance and GIS applications.

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Harry Jack

Lead Modeller Glasgow, Scotland

Harry is Solcast’s lead modeller and forecast systems engineer, and is based in Glasgow, Scotland. Harry holds a BEng (Hons I) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, and a Grad. Dip. in Meteorology from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). He has worked as an operational Meteorologist and as a forecast systems scientist at the BoM.

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Scott Rowe

Sky Modeller Sydney, Australia

Scott is a systems engineer with experience in meteorology and oceanography spanning 15 odd years. He holds a joint BSc (Hons I) degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of NSW. Acutely aware of the myriad of challenges facing the global environment in the coming decades, he hopes to play a more constructive role in reducing carbon emissions.