Open geographic data for over 260,000 solar PV installations across the UK, covering an estimated 86% of the capacity in the country, arising from a major crowd-sourcing campaign. The data set focuses in particular on capturing small-scale domestic solar PV, which accounts for a significant fraction of generation but has been poorly documented. Machine-accessible metadata file describing the reported data: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13050869
Publisher: Margaret Tingey, University of Edinburgh
Period: 01/01/2002 - 31/12/2015
Rights: Open Access
The Local Engagement in UK Energy Systems (LEUKES) Database is about local authority energy projects. The data being made available is a database of 458 UK local authority energy projects collated from 29 different data sources. The energy projects database was produced as part of the Local Engagement in UK Energy Systems (LEUKES) project. The database is developed from datasets published by the European Commission, UK and devolved Governments, and their agencies which included information on grants and loans which LAs use for financing energy initiatives and information on operational energy projects.The research aimed to examine the current and future contribution of local governments to changing energy production, supply and use with a primary focus on providing knowledge about the extent of local engagement in energy initiatives under current institutional structures; and, identifying local energy governance and business models being developed. This data formed one component of research in the LEUKES project and was funded by the Research Councils UK Energy Programme as part of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) research programme and the Energy Technologies Institute (the ETI) and was carried out by the University of Edinburgh. https://heatandthecity.org.uk/project/local-engagement-with-uk-energy-systems/
Recent and historic solar photovoltaic generation estimates for Great Britain, updated every 30 minutes. Including embedded generation. Data are available as plots or tables and are also available via an API.
Publisher: Dr Alona Armstrong, Damon Waterworth (Lancaster University)
Period: 27/06/2013 - 27/06/2014
Rights: Open Access
Meteorological and panel production data from the solar PV project - Southerly Winds Increase the Electricity Generated by Solar Photovoltaic Systems. This project looked at meteorological effects on solar panel electricity output in a field-based setting, demonstrating how differences in exposed surface area under northerly and southerly winds can affect the efficacy of surface cooling with implications for electricity output. This project, Southerly Winds Increase the Electricity Generated by Solar Photovoltaic Systems, is further described in this journal article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0038092X20303303?dgcid=author.