Welcome to the PyPSA-Earth documentation!#
Motivation. Closed-source models are the current standard for most policy and industry decisions. However, open models have proven to be competitive alternatives that promote science, robust technical analysis, collaboration and transparent policy decision making. Yet, two issues slow the adoption: open models are often designed with limited geographic scope, hindering synergies to collaborate, or are based on low spatially resolved data, limiting their utility.
PyPSA-Earth is the first open-source global energy system model with data in high spatial and temporal resolution. It enables large-scale collaboration by providing a tool that can model the world energy system or any subset of it. This work is derived from the European PyPSA-Eur model using new data and functions. It is suitable for operational as well as combined generation, storage and transmission expansion studies. We work hard to extend the PyPSA-Earth model by end of this year to include sector-coupling, myopic and perfect pathway expansion capabilities.
PyPSA meets Earth initiative members are maintaining the PyPSA-Earth repository as well as many other tools. The website provides more context of the initiative and the associated projects.
The PyPSA meets Earth team is currently running four types of meetings:
Chat with the community, team up on features, exchange with developers, code in voice channels
General code meeting (Open)
Specific code meeting (by invitation)
meeting hosted on Discord
join updates, demos, Q&A’s, discussions and the coordination of each work package
Outreach meeting (by invitation)
every second week
planning, discussing events, workshops, communication, community activities
Buddy talk (Open)
book a 30min meeting with Max to discuss anything you like
booking link: calendly.com/pypsa-meets-earth
Work flow and API
Help and References