Solar visibility for markets and networks
Improve load forecasting, manage your network, or beat the market. Solcast Grid Aggregations pair up our rapid update, global cloud nowcasting system with your PV installation data to provide live, forecast and historical estimates of total distributed solar power output.
Useful for solar assets of all sizes, including behind-the-meter PV, Grid Aggregations are organised by your areas of interest. Choose postcode/zipcodes, market regions or network assets (e.g. zone substation), and we’ll create a unique API endpoint for each.
Register for a free commercial user account on our API Toolkit and view live samples of one of the 1000+ aggregations we have running live globally. From the API Toolkit, you’ll be able to work with Solcast to quickly create your own under a free trial.
The API Toolkit is our user-friendly way of exploring our data, where you can watch you Grid Aggregation forecasts change in with each Rapid Update and review the API requests available for downloading the data.
Once you’ve created your free API Toolkit account and first Utility Scale site, you’ll be able to download our data for testing and review our detailed API documentation. Once you’ve created your API Toolkit account, you’ll be able to download our data for testing and review our detailed API Documentation.
|Locations||Defined by user|
|Base price||Contact Us|
|Pricing model||Enterprise Only |
We'll provide you a quote within 7 days
|Parameters|| Live & Forecast: |
|Time Resolution||5, 10, 15 and 30 minutes|
|Update Frequency||Every 5-15 minutes (Rapid Update)|
|Timespan|| Live: |
7 days ago to present time
Present time to +7 days ahead
|Coverage||All continents (except Antarctica)|
|File Format||CSV JSON XML|
Installed Solar Metadata Requirements
Setting up your Grid Aggregation is very straightforward. Once you’ve created your API Toolkit account, locate the Grid Aggregations section of the landing page and click “Request to trial a new Grid Aggregation”.
You’ll need to provide us:
- A region definition (geographic area, postcodes/zipcodes, or a specific shapefile) AND the total Installed PV capacity, OR
- An itemised list of each PV site location and its capacity
Access to Solcast’s Grid Aggregations data is just a few clicks away
It’s our aim to make access to high quality solar power forecasting easy and straightforward. With our API Toolkit, you are only a few clicks away from creating your own free account. Once registered, contact us to set-up your own Grid Aggregation, so you’ll be able to watch your live and forecast graphs change in real-time and check our recent forecast accuracy. The API Toolkit makes it easy to learn about how to retrieve the data you need from our APIs.