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Title: DEEDS: A Next-Generation Scientific Data Sharing and Analyzing Platform for PV Applications
An ever-expanding photovoltaics (PV) community has been publishing enormous amounts of data regarding all aspects of PV technology. The data generated via these studies and reports range from experiments, simulation, and standard tests to policies and economics of PV. These data require organization, systematic storage, and analyses. Previous works have focused on research-specific data environments and repositories. However, a comprehensive discipline-neutral platform for preserving, sharing, and analyzing the data has not been built. Digital Environment for Enabling Data-Driven Science (DEEDS) provides a unique solution to this problem. DEEDS enables a user to create datasets (projects), cases, and tools; and store data which can be structured, compared, and numerically analyzed, all on a single holistic online platform. In this paper, we demonstrate the capabilities of DEEDS using an example research study called the Solar PV Diagnosis. DEEDS platform has the potential to be used by the entire PV community to preserve various PV projects, interpret their performance and reliability, and to facilitate worldwide collaboration.  more » « less
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