World API

For all of your questions related to the Solcast World API data product

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Accessing The World API Outside of the API Toolkit

Where is my API key? How do I use my API key? How do I make a GET request form The World API? What is my API request?
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Downloading World API Data

What file formats are available? Can I get a CSV file? How do I download data from the API?
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World API - Dropping a Map Pin

How close does my location have to be to actual for the best result? Where should I place my test location pin? What is the resolution?
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Selecting World API PV Power Inputs

What is tilt? What is azimuth? What is efficiency? What is capacity?
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What is "Simple" PV Power?

What is the difference between The World API 'PV Estimate' or 'PV Power' and your other solar power forecasting products? Why 'Simple'?
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Live vs Forecast Data in The World API

What is live data? What are estimated actuals? What does a forecast provide?
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What timezone are the timestamps?

What timezones do you supply? What is UTC time? Why is there power generation during nighttime?
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Accessing old forecast data in the World API

Do you store forecasts? How can I retrieve a previous forecast? How can I test the accuracy of the World API forecasts?
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Simple PV Power and Solar Radiation in the World API

How do you calculate PV power in the World API? Can I use both PV Power & Solar Radiation? How does the PV power calculation work?
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What parameters are provided by the World API?

What data are included in the World API? What do the variable names mean or represent? What is EBH? What is GHI? What is DNI?
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How often to you update the forecast?

What is the forecast update cycle? When or how often are new forecasts available? When does the 'live' data update?
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What spatial resolution is the World API?

What size is the gridded data? What resolution are the forecasts? How far apart in space should I spread my API calls?
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Updated over a week ago