The information in this article is no longer relevant to our product offering, and PV Tuning has now been decommissioned.
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No two solar farms are exactly alike!
We understand that each solar farm is unique. Local topography may shade your solar farm in the morning hours. Soiling in arid regions is common. Wiring losses across large solar farms are substantial. Not all inverters are made equal.
That's why we've created Solcast’s PV Tuning Technology. In a sense, it is (almost) magic. It learns the real characteristics of your PV plant, using your measured power output data and our solar irradiance and weather data. It's a novel technology, which can make achieving your solar mission much easier.
Once you've created your utility scale solar farm site, and learned how to access the solar farm forecasting data, it is time to provide us with an historical extract of power output from your solar farm site, so we that we can apply PV tuning to improve the accuracy of your forecasts. If you're a commercial user evaluating our service, we'll happily tune a single test site for you. We won't share your data with anyone else, and if you want to delete your measurements from our system at any time you can.
Enable PV Tuning via a Historical Data Upload in the API Toolkit
Using the PV measurement data specifications listed here, use the "Upload measurements" button on your Utility Scale site in the API Toolkit. We'll work with your data to enable our PV Tuning Technologies, and send you a message to inform you when the tuned forecasts go live! For advanced users, setting up automated POSTs of PV measurement data to our API is recommended.