Quality Controlled Power Output Time Series Data from 1287 Solar PV Systems in Australia

TypeCollection
TitleQuality Controlled Power Output Time Series Data from 1287 Solar PV Systems in Australia
Brief TitleSolar PV Power Output Data
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesFenner School of Environment & Society
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5ca6a0640869a
Website Addresshttps://solcast.com.au/rooftop-solar/publication-of-a-research-grade-solar-pv-power-dataset/
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Significance StatementThe largest publicly available dataset of solar PV power measurements in the world.
Brief DescriptionWe present a publicly available dataset containing photovoltaic (PV) system power measurements and metadata from 1,287 residential installations across three states/territories in Australia--- though mainly for the cities of Canberra, Perth and Adelaide.
The data is recorded between September 2016 and March 2017 at 10-min temporal resolution and consists of real inverter reported power measurements from PV systems that are well distributed throughout each city.
Full DescriptionWe present a publicly available dataset containing photovoltaic (PV) system power measurements and metadata from 1,287 residential installations across three states/territories in Australia--- though mainly for the cities of Canberra, Perth and Adelaide.
The data is recorded between September 2016 and March 2017 at 10-min temporal resolution and consists of real inverter reported power measurements from PV systems that are well distributed throughout each city.
The dataset represents a considerably valuable resource as public access to spatio-temporal PV power data is almost non-existent; this dataset has been used in numerous articles already by the authors.
The PV power data is free to download and is available in its raw, quality controlled (QC) and `tuned' formats.
Each PV system is accompanied by individual metadata including geolocation, user reported metadata and simulated parameterisation.
Data provenance, usage rights and example usage are detailed within.
Researchers are encouraged to leverage this rich spatio-temporal dataset of distributed PV power data in their research.
Contact Emailnick@solcast.com.au
Contact Address20 Flood St, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
Contact Phone Number435943206
Principal InvestigatorNicholas Engerer
SupervisorsNicholas Engerer
CollaboratorsJamie Bright
Sven Killinger
Fields of Research090608 - Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Socio-Economic Objective850504 - Solar-Photovoltaic Energy
KeywordsSolar Radiation
Solar Energy
Solar PV
Timeseries Data
Data Curation
Type of Research ActivityApplied Research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
2016-09-232017-11-30
Time Period2016-2017
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextAustralia
Date of data creation2019-03-26
Year of data publication2019
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
NicholasEngerer
JamieBright
SvenKillinger
Publisher for CitationSolcast
Related Websites
URLTitle
https://solcast.com.au/rooftop-solar/publication-of-a-research-grade-solar-pv-power-dataset/Dataset Location
Access RightsMediated via the following terms:
The dataset is freely provided to researchers as is with no guarantee of support.
The dataset is not for commercial usage, and is for research purposes only.
Users are empowered to use this dataset however they wish in their research, through direct usage, adaptation, or improvements to the data itself.
The data must not be redistributed, the access point for the data is exclusively through the website provided (https://solcast.com.au/rooftop-solar/pv-power-research-dataset/)
Should you make significant changes to the data and wish to redistribute the new data, explicit permission must be obtained from the authors.
Finally, appropriate accreditation to the creators must be made in all publications and outputs that arise from using this dataset in any way.
To appropriately accredit the creators, we require that its associated data article is referenced

Access Rights TypeConditional
Rights held in and over the datahttps://solcast.com.au/rooftop-solar/publication-of-a-research-grade-solar-pv-power-dataset/
Licence TypeNoLicence - No licence
Data Locationhttps://solcast.com.au/rooftop-solar/publication-of-a-research-grade-solar-pv-power-dataset/
Data Size50MB
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5953
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