Solcast has just announced an official version 1 (v1.0) for our API services. In v1.0 we have employed a ‘sites’ based approach where each has a unique resource ID based on a single, set location.
This API can provide both forecasts and estimates of the actual power output (estimated actuals) from solar PV systems of both rooftop (<1MW) or utility scale (>1MW) .
The primary motivator for shifting to a site-based framework is to provide you with access to our ‘tuning’ technologies, which use measured power output data from a PV site to individualise and improve forecasts.
This sites-based framework also allows Solcast to provide real-time reporting on forecast accuracy, so that you can track our performance and validate our product with ease. We even persist our 1-hour ahead forecast in the API to make it easy for you to validate our accuracy on-the-fly.
More details on how to use the new version of the API can be found [where can they find the updated documentation]
Lastly, before we get started, do us a favour - if you find any errors, or something is unclear, or just have some helpful feedback, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, and we’re assuming you’ve already signed-up for the API moving forward, so do that now if you have not!