Sheffield Solar at PVSAT-11

Sheffield Solar at PVSAT-11

Last week saw Sheffield Solar present two publications at the PVSAT-11 conference in Leeds. The conference spanned three days and featured presentations and posters from the cutting edge of PV Science and Technology research. All of the papers (including our two) have been published in the conference proceedings, which are available here (our papers attached ...


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New Feature: Subscribe to News & Reports

New Feature: Subscribe to News & Reports

Some of you may have noticed that since the new site launched we haven't been sending emails to alert you when new newsletters/reports are posted to the site. This is because we intend to use a much more ad-hoc approach to posting news and reports on the site from now on, with all ...


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Solar Performance Checker - feedback

Solar Performance Checker - feedback

Has the new solar performance checker been useful for you? This feature alerts you of loss of performance of your system.  It has recently been added to the site, and we're hoping that it will make it much easier for our donors to spot issues with their systems.

If it has helped you to ...


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Solar PV survey

Solar PV survey

The EU is carrying out a review of the Feed in Tariff, so if you fill in the attached questionnaire you can help to build a picture of people's experience with domestic PV.  At Sheffield Solar we're also interested in the results, so if you send the questionnaire back to us we'll ...


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February 2015 Report

February 2015 Report

Here's the Feb 2015 spreadsheet report and regional capacity factor map.


New Performance Checker

New Performance Checker

We've just launched a new feature of the website to help make it easier for you to monitor the performance of your system(s) by comparing them with nearest neighbours...

You can access the feature under the My PV section of the site by clicking the 'Compare against neighbours' button under each of your ...


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January 2015 Report

January 2015 Report

Here's the spreadsheet of Generation per kWp and Performance Ratio results up to January 2015. We've also included an extra map showing the annual generation per kWp by region for 2014, which can be compared directly with the ones we presented here.

Sorry we skipped a couple of months, we've been super ...


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Investigating Correlation of PV Generation Time Series

Investigating Correlation of PV Generation Time Series

There is a perceived risk that too much renewable energy generation could destabilise the electricity grid.  As a result it is becoming harder for new PV sites to connect to the grid.  We are interested in quantifying the impact on the electricity grid of solar PV generators, so that the grid operators can be confident ...


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December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Hot off the press and just in time for Christmas, here is the December newsletter.

Print it out to make a festive card from all of us here at Sheffield Solar.  Articles on:

- Transferability of FiTs payments

- How good are solar farms for wildlife?


UK Photovoltaic Yield Estimate 2013

UK Photovoltaic Yield Estimate 2013

This briefing paper makes an estimate of PV generation from regions of the UK.  It is based upon small and medium systems, up to a size of 5MW peak generation.

It describes the typical generation for a system, as well as the total generation from all systems within each region.  It also explores inter-annual variability ...


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