We are sharing solar home electricity data to help with analysis by research organisations, solar companies, government and regulators as well as other interested parties.
The customers in these datasets have been de-identified and do not represent a statistically relevant sample of residential customers in the Ausgrid network area and have not undergone detailed checks for occupancy. Typically, households that install solar systems own their home and live in separate houses with the available roof space needed to install a solar power system, as opposed to apartments.
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Solar home half-hour data
The half-hour electricity data is for 300 homes with rooftop solar systems that are measured by a gross meter that records the total amount of solar power generated every 30 minutes.
The data has been sourced from 300 randomly selected solar customers in Ausgrid’s electricity network area that were billed on a domestic tariff and had a gross metered solar system installed for the whole of the period from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2013. The customers chosen had a full set of actual data for the period from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011, gathered through our meter reading processes. We also undertook some data quality checking and excluded customers on the high and low ends of household consumption and solar generation performance during the first year.
Solar home monthly data
The monthly electricity data is for 2,657 solar homes with rooftop solar systems that have a gross metering configuration. Data is provided over the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2014 and therefore includes periods of household electricity use before the solar system was installed. In addition, a dataset of 4,064 non-solar homes is provided over the same time period in order to compare electricity usage patterns between the two datasets.