DUKES is an extensive collections of tables, charts and commentary with separate sections on coal, petroleum, gas, electricity, renewables and combined heat and power, providing a comprehensive picture of energy production and use over the last five years, with key series taken back to 1970. 2013 to date are online here, while older data is available at the National Archive. NB There is a pdf containing an useful index to the archived data. This is a series of PDF files, also available as printed booklets. The tables can be downloaded to Excel.
Global, open-access, harmonised spatial datasets of wind and solar installations from OpenStreetMap data. Also included: user friendly code to enable users to easily create newer versions of the dataset; first order estimates of power capacities of installations. Data article, data, meta data and code available.
Publisher: EU Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport
Period: 01/01/1991 - 31/12/2022
Rights: Open Access
Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS) provides a map-based inventory of solar energy resource and assessment of the electricity generation from photovoltaic systems in Europe, Africa, and South-West Asia. It is a part of the SOLAREC action that contributes to the implementation of renewable energy in the European Union as a sustainable and long-term energy supply Aggregated data of solar and PV potential for European countries and regions is available. Monthly/daily irradiance data via clickable maps. Location can also be specified using latitude and longitude. Output as graphs, webpage, text file or PDF.
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/
The Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD) and the Heat Networks Planning Database are updated and published every quarter. The Renewable Energy Planning Database tracks the progress of renewable electricity and heat networks projects. The Heat Networks Planning Database covers district as well as communal heat network projects. The Renewable Energy Planning Database tracks the progress of renewable electricity and heat networks projects. It provides as accurate and comprehensive a snapshot as possible of projects in both areas, and of progress across the technology sectors.The Heat Networks Planning Database covers district as well as communal heat network projects.It aims to provide a more complete picture of heat network deployment across the UK.The databases are: updated during the month following the end of each quarter; and are provided in 2 separate CSV files, and on separate worksheets within a single XLSX file.
Energy trends is a quarterly bulletin containing statistics on all major aspects of energy in the UK. Energy trends focuses on the supply and demand of coal, oil, gas, electricity and renewables in the United Kingdom. Data is published a quarter in arrears.Previous editions of Energy trends are available from The National Archives.
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.