Other Resources

Web resources


Solar panel tool: A calculator developed by Joris Suppers as a part of his PhD research which can be used to assess solar power potential at any location in New Zealand based on a wide range of commercially available components, and parameters such as panel slope and azimuth direction, as well as typical weather variations. nzspot.cms.waikato.ac.nz

Battery Effect Tool: Another calculator developed by Joris Suppers as a part of his PhD research which can be used to see the effect adding battery storage and solar generation has on household energy. ei.cms.waikato.ac.nz/batteryeffect

Data sets


As the lab acquires data for its own use, it makes as much of this available to other researchers as possible. Work in progress includes sets of typical household usage data at 30 minute intervals over a full year, and data sets relating to individual appliance usage.