We have two categories of API calls
- Latitude and longitude based calls ("Simple Solar Radiation" and "Simple PV Power")
- Sites-based API calls
Scroll down for more information on both.
#1 - More information about latitude and longitude APIs:
This API can provide both forecasts and estimates of the actual power output (estimated actuals) from solar PV systems as well as solar radiation data. These are our "Simple" API calls, that do not require a resource ID, and include locational information in the API call itself. Information about the "Simple Solar Radiation" and "Simple PV Power" APIs can be found on our webpage:
Pricing information is also available: https://solcast.com/solar-data-api/pricing-for-our-global-solar-api-announced-live-and-forecast-irradiance-and-pv-power-data/
You can test these in the API Toolkit using this portal:
#2 - More information about sites-based API:
This API can provide both forecasts and estimates of the actual power output (estimated actuals) from solar PV systems as well as solar radiation data.
The API is structured by a ‘sites’ based framework, where users will be provided with unique identifier for each registered PV site, which can be used to retrieve the forecasts or estimated actuals for that site.
Read more in our docs: https://docs.solcast.com.au
This sites based framework allows Solcast 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.