07 April 2021

New historical data API launch with new subscription options

New Ways to Access High Quality TMY and Monthly Averages Data, Affordably and with No Long-term Commitments

TMY and Monthly Averages Data for Your Next Solar Project

We’ve launched a new historical subscription model, which greatly simplifies access to our TMY, Monthly Averages and Time-series data.

Subscriptions are monthly, with no lock-in contract and can be started with a credit card from as low as $49 USD / month.

Powering this new subscription model is a brand new API, which can synchronously deliver TMY P50 and Monthly Averages files within just a fraction of a second.

This new API service will prove exceptionally valuable for solar project developers who need access to large volumes of TMY and Monthly Averages data quickly, at a very affordable cost.

We Built a New Powerful Historical Solar Data API

This new API service was more than a year in the making, and had to leverage some of the latest advances in cloud computing via our AWS based platform, in order to make such data delivery possible

But thanks to our highly driven team, united around our mission of making high quality solar data access easier, faster and more affordable than ever - we came through, and are confident you’ll enjoy the result.

In the coming weeks, we’ll finalise the API documentation and example materials in our API Toolkit, so that you can build direct integrations with this new historical API service.

API Access Available Now in the API Toolkit

But there is no need to wait to access the data through our new, competitively priced subscriptions.

First, we’ve introduced a ‘Freemium’ model, which provides you access to a set number of requests from each of our data products. This means your ability to test out the data for free has improved, and your allotment of free data renews monthly!

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Second, we’ve updated our historical data ordering form in the API Toolkit, so that you can use the monthly budget of ‘requests’ in a friendly, easy to use web interface to get the data you need.

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Third - very soon, we’ll be announcing some very exciting third-party integrations with your favourite PV design software applications. So stay tuned!

We’re excited to launch this new chapter in enabling you to build the solar powered future. Be sure to get in touch if you have any questions about our new subscriptions!

As always, you can get started with your API Toolkit account - login here. If you don’t have an account yet - registration is free & fast. Get started at this link.

Blog Author

Dr. Nick Engerer

Dr. Nick Engerer

Solcast CTO

Nick is an expert in the field of solar radiation and distributed solar PV modelling, and has co-founded Solcast out of a sincere desire to enable others to build the solar-powered future.

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