Berkeley Lab solar data sets

Berkeley Lab solar data sets

June 09, 2022

Berkeley Lab collects, purchases, collates, cleans, manages, or otherwise curates a number of authoritative and unique data sets providing insights on various elements of renewable energy markets. Whenever possible, these data sets are shared on our website, sometimes in the form of online data visualizations. In other cases, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) with data providers do not allow us to share data directly with anyone outside our immediate research group. We are looking to make our data as accessible as possible to other researchers and practitioners. This webinar is for those who are interested to learn more about the various data sets we use for our solar-related research.

This webinar summarizes four solar energy-related data sets managed by Berkeley Lab’s Electricity Market and Policy Department, including what data is shared publicly on our website, what can be shared with other researchers, and what cannot be shared. For the data that cannot be shared due to NDAs, we will provide more information on that data. These four data sets are: 1) Tracking the Sun and Solar Adopter Income & Demographics Data; Utility Scale Solar Data, Interconnection Queue Data, and Wholesale Market Electricity Price Data. We will also highlight our data collaboration with Kenneth Gillingham, professor of Economics at Yale University.