Example Regional Solar Report

Example Regional Solar Report

@UK_SolarEnergy Regional Report

These reports are tweeted daily from our@UK_SolarEnergy twitter account.

The data for these regional reports is provided by Sheffield Solar, University of Sheffield. Rather than the 327 Grid Supply Point (GSP) regions we use the 9 Government Office Region of England + Scotland & Wales. The way these GSP regions are divided are in Table 1 below.

Sheffield Solar provide a capacity for each region which is their estimate of effective PV capacity including estimated performance degradation.

A maximum generation for the day is calculated for each region based on the day's length (Sunrise to sunset in the region's largest city). For each hour of the day a factor is applied to the overall region's capacity based on Figure 2 below. These factors are still a work in progress and may change at any time as we try and improve this daily 'maximum' figure.
 

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Table 1. These are the Grid Supply Point regions assigned to each of the report's larger regions.

Region NameGrid Supply Point regions
South West1, 6, 10, 40, 58, 110, 149, 179, 198, 284, 253, 152, 301, 195, 201
South East23, 25, 36, 47, 113, 118, 160, 171, 189, 212, 258, 326, 254, 7, 15, 145, 277, 154, 291, 178, 187, 59, 71, 76, 210, 216, 100
Eastern28, 32, 42, 214, 226, 243, 327, 249, 280, 34, 302, 303, 305, 98, 325, 107, 244
Scotland2, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 33, 37, 38, 39, 41, 45, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69, 72, 73, 74, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 84, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 109, 111, 112, 116, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 133, 135, 137, 142, 144, 150, 151, 155, 157, 159, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 172, 177, 182, 183, 184, 190, 191, 193, 196, 197, 199, 202, 203, 204, 205, 208, 222, 223, 224, 225, 256, 259, 261, 262, 265, 267, 274, 275, 276, 279, 283, 285, 286, 289, 293, 297, 308, 309, 312, 314, 320, 322, 324, 250, 252, 255, 231, 233, 235, 236, 239, 242, 245, 246, 140, 99
East Midlands60, 241, 272, 278, 131, 132, 18, 156, 307, 317, 213, 108
West Midlands20, 43, 44, 175, 206, 217, 219, 229, 316, 260, 17, 153, 181, 54, 70, 114, 85, 248
North East21, 139, 141, 185, 218, 269, 273, 298, 318, 306, 134, 268, 16, 251, 119
North West19, 49, 117, 121, 143, 161, 162, 186, 228, 238, 266, 270, 304, 311, 138, 146, 148, 31, 48, 55, 192, 247, 221, 271
London61, 97, 136, 188, 209, 211, 263, 294, 310, 321, 282, 35, 319, 200
Wales3, 50, 147, 194, 227, 230, 295, 296, 299, 300, 281, 237, 180, 313, 67, 80, 240
Yorkshire and Humberside4, 46, 86, 115, 173, 174, 220, 232, 234, 264, 287, 315, 323, 257, 158, 30, 288, 290, 292, 176, 68, 106, 75, 207, 215
 Figure 2. Solar capacity factors by hour of daylight.

Figure 2. Solar capacity factors by hour of daylight.