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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November Newsletter

November Newsletter

The November Newsletter

The new web site

  • The gallery section of the site
  • How to personalise your profile

News articles

  • Is solar approaching parity?
  • Problems with connecting new solar

October 2014 Report

October 2014 Report

We've made some improvements to the PR analysis as of this report. For more detail on the changes, check out the related post by Aldous.

The new methodology is used in the attached spreadsheet and all future spreadsheets as well the performance maps. If you'd like to see the equivalent spreadsheet using the ...


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Improving performance reporting

Improving performance reporting

We've improved our performance reporting, especially for east and west facing systems.  What does this mean?

One of our primary goals is to be able to enable you to measure the performance of your PV system, so you can see if something has gone wrong.  In ...


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October 2014 newsletter

October 2014 newsletter

The run up to the new website, an international renewables conference in Sheffield, and new technologies for the testbed.