Via the Microgen Database, Sheffield Solar are collecting generation data from over 6000 PV installations all across the UK, both domestic and commercial. (New donors are always welcome!) The team then analyse the data alongside local weather conditions, and offer a FREE monthly performance report back to the donor. The (anonymised) reports offer detailed performance analysis including Performance Ratio (PR) and are made available publicly on the Microgen website. Data is presented in the form of interactive maps – allowing users to view the performance of PV in their area, as well as in Excel and csv format for those who prefer to get their hands dirty.
Signing up to the Microgen Database site is fast, free and easy, and opens up a wealth of content beyond just performance monitoring. Once signed in, users can take advantage of an active forum where our more technical users are on hand to offer help and advice on all things PV.