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A harmonised, high-coverage, open dataset of solar photovoltaic installations in the UK


Open geographic data for over 260,000 solar PV installations across the UK, covering an estimated 86% of the capacity in the country, arising from a major crowd-sourcing campaign. The data set focuses in particular on capturing small-scale domestic solar PV, which accounts for a significant fraction of generation but has been poorly documented. Machine-accessible metadata file describing the reported data: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13050869


Dan Stowell, Jack Kelly, Damien Tanner, Jamie Taylor, Ethan Jones, James Geddes and Ed Chalstrey


Scientific Data (journal)

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01/09/2020 - 30/09/2020

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01/09/2020 - 30/09/2020

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solar PV installations

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geographic location, power, photovoltaic system, solar power station



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