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Solar panels and solar farms in the UK - geographic open data (UKPVGeo)

Stowell, Dan; Kelly, Jack; Tanner, Damien; Taylor, Jamie; Jones, Ethan; Geddes, James; Chalstrey, Ed; Williams, Gregory; Clough, Jerry

We present the results of a major crowd-sourcing campaign to create open geographic data for over 260,000 solar PV installations across the UK, covering the vast majority of the capacity in the country. We focus in particular on capturing small-scale domestic solar PV, which accounts for a significant fraction of generation but was until now very poorly documented.

The data we introduce will enable decarbonisation at national scales, through forecasting and management of generation, and also serves as a training dataset for machine vision detection of new PV.

For a complete description please see the research paper describing the dataset. Please cite this paper in any academic use of the data.

Developed under the Alan Turing Institute's Climate Action project grant R-SPES-115: "Enabling worldwide solar PV nowcasting via machine vision and open data".
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