Using smart meter data
We are working as part of a consortium to address the trustworthy use of smart meter data within the UK energy system.
Working with Advanced Infrastructure Technology and funded under the C-ZERO project we’ve developed a European version of PV Live capable of providing half hourly outturns at NUTS 3 level. To request a demo account on our API please contact us.
Machine learning models for electricity demand
We are continuing to work with Advanced Infrastructure Technology to further develop our machine learning models for electricity demand under the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Energy Entrepreneurs Fund.
Uncertainty in PV capacity estimates
PhD candidate Owen Huxley and the PV Live team have published a key paper analysing the uncertainty in PV capacity estimates in Great Britain. PV capacity is a key dataset in the estimation of PV outturn and the paper allows an overall calculation of the error on half hourly PV outturn.
Electricity demand modelling
PV Live goes commercial
We are continuing to provide our PV Live services to National Grid ESO on a commercial basis.
Working with National Grid ESO
Collaboration with National Grid ESO
Using data from the Microgen Database we estimate the potential generation from a PV system on a monthly and annual basis. It compared data from surrounding operational systems with that from an established tool.
Researching UK PV Performance
PV generation data is crowd-sourced via the Microgen Database to expand our research into the characterisation and modelling of PV performance in the UK.
Our earliest work focused on comparisons of emerging solar PV technologies and how they perform in the UK climate specifically. We installed a PV testbed on the roof of the Hicks Building in Sheffield and began to study the generation and performance from new and disruptive alongside established PV technologies.
Sheffield Solar Launches
The Sheffield Solar research group is formed in the Physics & Astronomy department, at the University of Sheffield, as part of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. It works to bridge the gap between the research lab and how solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is used in the real world and to understand its performance and impact.