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Animation of solar PV power and clouds

Here’s an animation I just created which shows the correlation of solar PV power and cloud cover over the UK:


Is the solar data available in a cleaned form somewhere now? I’m interested in creating a variogram so that the spatial correlation for UK solar can be better quantified. Could then use Gaussian process regression to estimate PV yield for missing areas.

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Unfortunately, the data comes with a strict non-redistribution clause, so we’re not allowed to share the cleaned data. But you can download it from But, unfortunately, it’ll take weeks to download the data without paying $600 for PVOutput’s full-fat data subscription.