Aurora Solar powering residential solar with quality insights

11 December 2023

About Aurora Solar

Aurora Solar is a leading cloud-based platform for solar sales and design. The company is putting the power of data and technology into the hands of every solar professional to make solar adoption simple and predictable. The cloud-based platform uses data, automation, and AI to streamline workflows and grow solar businesses faster. More than 7,000 of the industry's top organizations rely on Aurora and over 10 million solar projects have been designed with the platform globally.

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The global energy transition is experiencing significant growth, with 239 GW of new solar capacity added in 2022. Nearly half of this comes from rooftop PV installations [1]. This exciting progress highlights the critical need for reliable and accurate data to ensure that residential and commercial businesses can plan, design, and invest in assets that maximize their energy generation potential.

Finding the right data for Aurora's solar modelling

To facilitate its global expansion and advance its global mission, Aurora needed a dependable weather data provider. This source had to empower users worldwide, enabling them to make well-informed choices regarding energy consumption and storage. The data had to meet high accuracy standards to serve Aurora's customers effectively and seamlessly integrate into their platform on a large scale.

Enhancing Aurora's solar model with Solcast data

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Aurora prioritizes the customer experience, embedding data directly into their platform to allow solar installers to design rooftop systems that meet client needs and maximize the energy generation potential. Aurora's platform uses a tailored approach, using Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data from Solcast [2] for each location to model future generation for every homeowner. This allows their users to accurately forecast the amount of sunlight each rooftop will receive, resulting in a precise energy generation estimation. The Aurora Solar platform provides accessible information on potential energy generation and cost savings associated with solar panel installations while simplifying the process for users. Aurora offers gold standard solar data for its customers globally with the help of Solcast weather data.

Impacts on Aurora Solar's operations

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  • Data integrity of solar irradiance data

  • Location-specific data

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Get accurate solar data for a precise energy generation estimation

If you're involved in designing and building solar systems of any size, you'll know the importance of bankable solar data in securing funding, planning and designing your solar projects. Solcast provides bankable TMY data and long term historical data to help you do that.

Solcast's satellite-based irradiance data has been validated in a 207 site bankability report by DNV. Read the full report here.

Our team would love to connect you with Solcast API access to begin evaluating our data. You can create a commercial toolkit account, or speak with one of our solar data managers to learn more or request a quote.

Curious about how to evaluate satellite-derived irradiance data? You can learn more from our detailed guide here.


[1] Source: Global Market Outlook For Solar Power 2023-2027

[2] Solcast, a DNV company, is a leading provider of solar irradiance data and forecasting technology, dedicated to bringing accurate data to the market and helping enable the energy industry to deliver the resilient power grids it will take to build a solar-powered future.

[3] Mean Bias in Solcast estimated actual GHI across all measurement sites is -0.1%. Source: Solcast: Historical Data Accuracy

Harry Woods

Harry Woods


Harry is our Head of Marketing, and works with our customers and industry partners to discover and share the new and innovative applications of Solcast data that are being built every day inside the Solar Industry. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts and has experience in Go-To-Market working with complex enterprise grade technology solutions ranging from Ethical AI to Telecommunications.