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Capacity update plus 23k new sample sites

Working closely with National Grid, we have derived an up to date estimate of the PV capacity deployed on the GB transmission network. Our latest estimate puts the installed capacity ... Continue reading

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PV_Live Journal Paper

PV_Live Journal Paper

We’ve recently made available a pre-print version of an academic paper we’re working on. The PDF can be downloaded from the ResearchGate website, where we’re posting updates on the PV_Live ... Continue reading

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PV_Live Shortlisted for Award

PV_Live Shortlisted for Award

PV_Live has been shortlisted in the Clean Energy Product Innovation category at the Solar Power Portal and Clean Energy Awards. The project represents a partnership between Sheffield Solar and National Grid. It’s ... Continue reading

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PV capacity update – 11.1 GWp

PV capacity update – 11.1 GWp

Following an updated estimate of installed capacity from National Grid, Sheffield Solar have implemented the revised figures in the PV_Live results. Since historic installed capacity is now better reported, we’re ... Continue reading

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GB PV capacity update – 10.5GW!

GB PV capacity update – 10.5GW!

Sheffield Solar have been working in collaboration with National Grid to update our estimates of the installed PV capacity connected to the British electricity network. The updated capacity data is ... Continue reading

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The Guardian uses Sheffield Solar data to show solar tops coal

The Guardian uses Sheffield Solar data to show solar tops coal

A Guardian article, published on 13th April, uses Sheffield Solar’s PV_Live data to describes how solar PV systems in the UK generated more electricity in a day than coal. The article ... Continue reading

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Sheffield Solar at PVSEC 2015

Sheffield Solar at PVSEC 2015

In September Sheffield Solar presented a paper at the 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg. We also co-authored a paper with our good friend Jonathan Leloux ... Continue reading

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Sheffield Solar meet their data donors

On Saturday 19th July, Sheffield Solar invited contributors of the Microgen Database to visit the Solar Farm and hear more detail about the work undertaken within the team.  The day ... Continue reading

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Business Green “Green IT Project of the Year 2014”

At the Business Green Leader’s Awards at The Brewery, London, Sheffield Solar’s Microgen Database was awarded the honour of becoming “Green IT Project of the Year 2014”.   Shortlisted with companies ... Continue reading

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NOAA visits Sheffield

On the 18th June, one of NOAA’s research scientists, Dr Chris Clack, visited the University to talk about “Low Cost and Low Carbon Emission Wind and Solar Energy Systems are ... Continue reading

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