Solar Data API

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Written by Darren Reid, Dr. Nick Engerer, and Jared McCorkindale

POST commands in the sites-based API. How do I POST measurements?

POST commands for PV measurements are not working. How do I POST measurement data from my PV site? How do I create many new sites?
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Updated over a week ago

What is a 'site'? What is a 'sites based request'? What are 'sites'?

What is the difference between latitude and longitude calls and sites-based calls? Do all API calls need a resource ID?
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Updated over a week ago

Historical forecasts. Do you store old forecasts?

Can I access old forecasts? Do you have old forecasts archived? How do I see past forecast data? How accurate are your forecasts?
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Updated over a week ago

Solcast Probabilistic Forecasting Fields: What are they? How do we create them?

What is GHI10 or GHI 90? What is PvEstimate10 or PvEstimate90? What is DNI10 or DNI90? What does 10 or 90 mean?
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What is the efficiency factor?

What is efficiency factor? How do I estimate my efficiency factor? Is it the same as loss factor?
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How do I delete my account?

Can I delete my account? Can you delete my data?
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What time resolution is available?

Do you have hourly data? Do you have data for every minute? What timesteps are available? What is your temporal resolution?
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How do I cite the Solcast API service in my research work?

What is the citation to use when applying Solcast data in my research papers or thesis? What attribution should I provide?
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Researcher and Student access to the Solcast API service

I am a researcher or a student at public research organisation (i.e. University), do you offer any discounts or free access for me?
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Pricing and cost for Solcast API Access

How much do the Solcast data products cost? Do you have a pricing model?
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Historical Data: Glossary of terms

A list of what's in the results of your historical data request
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Written by Jared McCorkindale
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Authentication with the Solcast API

Some example on ways to use your API key to authenticate with our API
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Written by Darren Reid
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Free Access to Solar Irradiance Data for Non-Commercial Research Use

How Students and Researchers at Universities can access our solar data API for free
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Solar Data API

Retrieve solar radiation forecasting and historical data anywhere in the world through the Solcast Solar Data API service
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Common Questions by New API Users

We are often asked these questions about getting started with our solar forecasting API
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PV Tuning Technology

Our tuning technology learns about your solar PV plant to provide you a better forecast
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Global Coverage

Solcast grapples with very high volumes of data to support your solar mission
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Rapid Update Solar Forecasting

Tracking and forecasting cloud cover globally via high-resolution weather satellites
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The Difference between Estimated Actuals and Forecasts

Understanding the solar forecasting and estimated actuals (historical) data in our API services
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Introducing Sites API

We've launched new features in our solar data services
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Updated over a week ago