How to download, test and validate Solcast historical timeseries and TMY data for FREE!
We believe in FREE
At Solcast, we always start our new users off with a generous allocation of free data. No referrals or a credit card, no surprise subscription at the end of a set trial period - just FREE data to get you started.
Our team philosophy that you should be given a selection of Solcast data, from anywhere in the world to test, validate and explore prior to making any purchasing decisions. That’s good news for you - as all you have to do is Register for the Solcast API Toolkit to automatically get account credit straight-away, no questions asked.
Free data, now what? Download some historical data!
We suggest that you use your free data credits to download your own sample TMY or historical time-series file. This only takes a matter of minutes to achieve through the Solcast API Toolkit, and in this post, we’re going to show you how!
Video - TMY Data Download
Video - Timeseries Data Download
Download Solar Irradiance Data - Now What?
All of the historical and TMY data in the API Toolkit is ready to import into your preferred PV software. Select and download one file type - or grab them all (without paying extra!).
The Solcast API Toolkit directly supports PVsyst, SAM, and HomerPro. Plus - we also provide a generic Solcast CSV format that can be read by your preferred third party software.
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