Below is a table of measurement data we are looking for when integrating live measurements into our systems.
The first place to look for this information is our docs: https://docs.solcast.com.au
But in case you are looking for this information in a different format, explained a bit differently or through our 'help' chat tool, here is some basic information relevant to a 'Utility Scale' PV power site:
Create utility scale site measurement request structure
'period_end' [End of the averaging period in ISO8601 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601]
[Length of averaging period in ISO8601 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601> duration format]
[Total power for the rooftop site over the specified period measured in megawatts (MW). (double) averaged over the period above (NOT an instantaneous value)]
[Percentage of online and available inverters for the utility scale site Values between 0-100 (double)]
[The maximum output (MW) that the site is constrained to due to an external constraint where during outages or grid operator instructions]
How does the POST command work?
These measurements are sent over HTTPS to our API via the JSON data format to a unique URL for each utility scale site (see the API Toolkit for examples and your 'resource ID'.
Metadata about the utility site (location, capacity, etc) is a once off we can setup for you in our system which will give your Utility Scale PV Power site a unique "resource_id" that defines a URL where these measurements are sent.
POST command format example
An example of this data is below. The resource ID (1234-abcd-1234-abcd) just as an example, your resource ID will be generated once the metadata is provide and the site is created in our system.
The below is for a single measurement posted to a specific utility scale site in JSON format (note the 'measurement' field).
The below is for multiple measurements posted to a specific utility scale site in JSON format (note the 'measurements' field <- extra 's')