New data models for Photovoltaic Device

In the harmonization repository, there is a new model name photovoltaic Device. To be completed previously to be incorporated. You can submit an issue on it if interested.

The Data Model is intended to describe the mechanical, electrical and thermal characteristics of photo-voltaic panels according to : – STC – Standard Test Condition – Sunshine 1000 Wm² / Radiation 1.5 AM / Temp 25° Celsius / Air Masse 0 m/s. – NOCT – Normal Operating Cell Temperature
– Sunshine 800 Wm² / Radiation 1.5 AM / Temp 20° Celsius / Air Masse 1 m/s.

The measures performed for STC and NOCT are – [Pmax] Maximum Nominal Power measured in WTT represents Watt.. – [Umpp] Optimal operating voltage measured in VLT represents Volt. – [Impp] Optimal Operating Current measured in AMP represents Ampere. – [Uoc] Open Circuit Voltage measured in VLT represents Volt. – [Isc] Short Circuit Current measured in AMP represents Ampere.

Additional Information about Data Model: This Data Model can be used directly as the main entity to describe the device [PHOTOVOLTAIC] or as a sub-entity of the Data Model [DEVICE] using a reference by the refDevice attribute.

New data models on Energy

There are two data models coming for the Energy domain (ACMeasurement and InverterDevice). You can submit an issue on it if interested.

Once harmonized with the contributors and checking the interaction with other data models they will be incorporated into the Energy repository inside the domain of Smart Energy.


The Data Model intended to measure the electrical energies consumed by an electrical system which uses an Alternating Current (AC) for a three-phase (L1, L2, L3) or single-phase (L) and neutral (N). It integrates the initial version of the data Modem [THREEPHASEMEASUREMENT], extended to also perform single-phase measurements. it includes attributes for various electrical measurements such as power, frequency, current and voltage.

Additional Information about Attributes : For some attributes such as current and voltage the value is a structured value with properties for the Single-Phase (L) or three different phases (L1, L2 and L3). For some measurements such as the different power types (active, reactive and apparent power) there is an attribute for the total from all phases. The rules are defined as below : – Three Phase – Total = L1 + L2 + L3 – Single Phase – Total = L.

For most of the attributes, there are various ways they can be actually measured. For this purpose the measurementType Meta Data Attribute can be used. It can have the following values:

When using the values [average, rms, minimum, maximum], another metadata attribute called measurementInterval should be used to give the length of the measurement period in seconds. Also the Meta Data timestamp attribute should be the end time of the measurement period.


The Data Model is intended to describe the mechanical, electrical characteristics of an Inverter according to DC – Direct Current Information supplied as input and AC – Alternating Current Information returned as output.

Additional Information about Data Model: This Data Model can be used directly as the main entity to describe the device [INVERTER] or as a sub-entity of the Data Model [DEVICE] using a reference by the refDevice attribute.

New harmonization repository

In order to provide a more transparent and participative approach to the creation and maintenance of data models, here you can see the three stages for a usual data model to be part of the official list of data models.

1.- Pending is the ‘wild’ zone where developers share their thoughts and create their data models. When finished (ready) they can create a PR on the right Subject repository.

2.- Harmonization is the repository for those new accepted models while they are fine-tuned or completed

3.- Subject means the repository in which the data model is officially published. Once there they are versioned when necessary.

Pending Harmonization Subject
Control of contributions No Yes Yes
Scripts for checking No Yes (specific) Yes (only acceptance and on update)
Code inside json schema No Harmonizing Local standard

Global standard

Versioning No No Yes
Managed Each contributor Contributor + SDM control SDM control
In domain No No Yes
Accept issues Yes but not managed Yes Yes (Here the open ones)
First Access Anyone
  1. Anyone previous pending acceptance
  2. Members direct

SDM: Smart Data Models initiative

Connection with European open data portal

The European open data portal is possibly the biggest open data portal in the world with more than one million free datasets coming from 36 countries.

One of the mechanisms to access its data is the use of the standard of DCAT-AP standard 2.0 which defines its catalogue of resources.


In the repository pending there are two data models, in progress to connect a dataset and a distribution as an additional resource by using NGSI. The idea is to create a script to map this resource into NGSI.

Updated the csv examples

Every data model has a directory with examples of the payloads (json and jsonld) in key-values and normalized formats.

But it also includes examples of csv that it could help to connect the data models for other platforms.

Now, these examples are re-created automatically once a day.

The naming convention for these examples are the same name of the original payload plus a .csv suffix.

An example for the Battery data model examples.


Searchable descriptions of data models

In the upper menu (option Search descriptions) there is a searchable database of the descriptions for all the properties across the different data models.
Try it out here.

This DDBB is updated daily.

Working with https and improvement in the issue form

1.- It is just a technical improvement but now you can access everything in this site with

2.- The issue form has also been improved with new options but simplified structure.

Check it out and please report any issue.


New version of contributors file

Every subject had a file named which compiles all contributors to the different data models in this subject. However, from the point of view of the management, it was not a structured format. Due to this, it is going to be replaced with a new file named CONTRIBUTORS.yaml with the same info but structured so we could manage properly and answer questions like:

  • How many contributors collaborate in this subject?
  • How many subjects are being contributed by this person?
  • What organisations are contributing to the initiative?

Now there is also a field for allocating comments.

The format is friendly enough to be simply edited but at the same time, it can be automatically processed.

Next week will be removed from the different repos.

Updated the attributes search data base

In order to create a new data model is always interesting what others have done in order copy and to maintain interoperability.

That’s why we have available a database with all attributes and enumerations across all data models.

Now it’s updated daily and the number of occurrences is also available.