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A harmonised, high-coverage, open dataset of solar photovoltaic installations in the UK

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Database Administrator, Sheffield Solar

I am a part-time Database Administrator / Assistant Data Analyst at Sheffield Solar. I have a huge interest of trying to mitigate the effects of climate change using computers and technology.

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  • Nov 30, 2020

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Just over a week ago, our open dataset and journal paper were both published. With the aim to inspire better mapping for PV installations not only within the UK, but across the entire globe, I thought I'd share with you all! Here we present the results of a major crowd-sourcing campaign to create open geographic data for over 260,000 solar PV installations across the UK, covering an estimated 86% of the capacity in the country. Our method is applied to the UK but applicable worldwide, and compatible with continual updating to track the rapid growth in PV deployment.

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Matt Chester on Nov 30, 2020

What level of accuracy do you find your crowd-sourcing method to have compared with what the standard practices were on the market already? 

Thanks for sharing, Ethan!

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