Solar Panels in Seattle
Explore solar energy production data from the University of Washington demonstration facility!
Coming soon: On-site solar radiometer data. The radiometer will measure the amount of sunlight hitting the solar panels throughout the day.
Solar production in the last five days:
The Power Plant building on the UW Seattle campus holds an installation of three types of solar panels: monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon and thin film cadmium telluride. Our monitors track how much power is produced by each panel every 15 minutes. What does the above graphic tell us?
Our data archive
A month at a time:
We encourage you to consider:
What causes the variations throughout the day? (Ex. clouds, temperature, etc.)
Why do the different types of solar panels respond differently at times?
How does the power output change with the seasons and over time?
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