Sheffield Solar Privacy Notice: Microgen Database

  • What information is being collected?
    We collect
    1. Name
    2. Email address
    3. Postcode
    4. PV installation data
      1. Array: Orientation (degrees from North), tilt (degrees from horizontal)
      2. Panels: Make, model, number
      3. Inverter: Make and model
      4. Location: Postcode (so we can map it)
  • Who is collecting it?
    Sheffield Solar, a research group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Sheffield University
  • How is it collected?
    1. Users fill in a web-form on the Microgen-database website
    2. Users upload PV generation readings to the Microgen-database website
  • Why is it being collected?
    To support research into PV generation in the UK
  • How will it be used?
    To support research into PV generation in the UK
  • Who will it be shared with?
    Anonymised data may be shared with other researchers and research project collaborators.
  • What will be the effect of this on the individuals concerned?
    None
  • Is the intended use likely to cause individuals to object or complain?
    No.