Category Archives: Data

Using GANs for PV production data

This year I’m excited to present our work on generative adversarial networks for synthesizing solar resource and PV production data. Come check out our modeling approach and our strategy for performance metrics! “Synthesis of multi-year PV production data using generative … Continue reading

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Image upscaling

Machine learning methods for “super-resolution” or “upscaling” are more accessible than ever. I was looking to make some out-of-print playing cards for Arkham Horror LCG, but I needed to upscaled my reference images by a 4x to achieve good printing … Continue reading

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Diagnosing the internet

I did a little trouble-shooting outside the house and I found EXPOSED COPPER in the lines.  As soon as the January rains started, the lines started shorting.

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Engine information

One of the perks of having a modern vehicle is that you can use devices to monitor the engine and drive train performance.  I was recently using my Vgate Bluetooth Scan Tool OBD2 Scanner to record speed and engine RPM values during a short trip.  In the following plot, you can clearly see the six gears of the automatic transmission as straight lines in speed vs RPM.

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So many cars!

Well, this time I decided to do some data mining on Cars.com to help me figure out what is going on with new and used cars in the area.  A little html parsing magic later, I was able to survey all of the new and used cars available in my target class: midsize sedans.

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Q2 2012 PV Quarterly Reports

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Q1 2012 PV Quarterly Reports

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Mustang Mileage Data

So yes, it’s true, I spend all day furiously working with solar cells, and then drive home at 16 MPG. But at least it’s above 10 MPG!

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