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

We 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.
Type
Collection
Title
Quality Controlled Power Output Time Series Data from 1287 Solar PV Systems in Australia
Brief Title
Solar PV Power Output Data
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Fenner School of Environment & Society
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5ca6a0640869a
Website Address
https://solcast.com.au/rooftop-solar/publication-of-a-research-grade-solar-pv-power-dataset/
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Significance Statement
The largest publicly available dataset of solar PV power measurements in the world.
Brief Description
We 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 Description
We 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 Email
nick@solcast.com.au
Contact Address
20 Flood St, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
Contact Phone Number
435943206
Principal Investigator
Nicholas Engerer
Supervisors
Nicholas Engerer
Collaborators
Jamie Bright; Sven Killinger
Fields of Research
090608 - Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Socio-Economic Objective
850504 - Solar-Photovoltaic Energy
Keywords
Solar Radiation; Solar Energy; Solar PV; Timeseries Data; Data Curation
Type of Research Activity
Applied Research
Date Coverage
2016-09-23
2017-11-30
Time Period
2016-2017
Geospatial Location
text
Australia
Date of data creation
2019-03-26
Year of data publication
2019
Creator(s) for Citation
Nicholas
Engerer
Jamie
Bright
Sven
Killinger
Publisher for Citation
Solcast
Related Websites
https://solcast.com.au/rooftop-solar/publication-of-a-research-grade-solar-pv-power-dataset/
Dataset Location
Access Rights
Mediated 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 Type
Conditional
Rights held in and over the data
https://solcast.com.au/rooftop-solar/publication-of-a-research-grade-solar-pv-power-dataset/
Licence Type
NoLicence - No licence
Data Location
https://solcast.com.au/rooftop-solar/publication-of-a-research-grade-solar-pv-power-dataset/
Data Size
50MB
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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