Welcome to Sheffield Solar

The UK photovoltaic industry’s leading scientific data resource for fleet level output and the integration of solar PV into national electricity systems.

We provide historical, real-time and forecasted solar PV output data at national and regional level and at network supply points within electricity systems.

We maintain solar PV capacity databases and topographic lookups between solar PV sites and the electricity network. We develop models and data services to support the energy industry during the transition to net zero.


Sheffield Solar is a small academic research group based in the Physics & Astronomy department at the University of Sheffield and is part of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. The group aims to bridge the gap between academic energy systems research and real world applications.