We’ve been quiet for a while, but that’s not because we were enjoying the summer on a small beach island (I wish!), but because we have been super busy with all our projects. Now that things are a tiny bit calmer - not much - we felt like it’s time for another progress update.
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Alright, now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about content. A lot has happened with our two existing projects since the last update and we even took on a new project: Open Energy. We are working on enabling the sharing of energy data, but more about that later.
For our nowcasting project to predict PV generation for any point in the UK we made the following progress over the last months:
Shiny, huh? Thanks to Harry we now have a logo for Nowcasting!
To estimate how much photovoltaic energy will be produced, we first need to know where the PV systems are. At the moment this is not well known in the UKfor all but the largest PV systems - particularly domestic systems are poorly documented.
Here is the progress we made with the PV mapping project over the last months:
This is our new project. Open Energy is led by Icebreaker One and supported by PassivSystems and us. The ultimate aim is to enable sharing of energy data - focussed initially on PV data.
Over the last months we had the following achievements:
Over the winter we will continue our work on getting some new research results for solar PV Nowcasting using Machine Learning. We are also writing a load of grant applications and talking to potential partners to help us co-fund the development of Nowcasting! We also hope to release a satellite dataset soon, to enable all you guys to get more involved in our work as well. Exciting stuff. Stay tuned.