Data and tools to build the solar future
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Accurate forecast and current solar irradiance and weather data with global coverage
Validated historical solar irradiance and meteo data
Solar power forecasting for solar farms or solar parks, delivered via API.
Solar power forecasting for rooftops - just one, or thousands.
Thousands of PV systems grouped by market regions or grid assets. Forecasts and estimated actuals updated every 10 to 15 minutes.
Wind power forecasting for wind farms, delivered via API. For Enterprise customers only
This article introduces the basics on how Solcast creates its solar irradiance data including how it uses satellite images and solar radiation models.
How Solcast is using sky cameras and live SCADA information to improve short range solar power forecasting and solar irradiance forecasting
As soon as penetrations of behind the meter solar PV sites reach 1-2% of total load, forecasting the power output of these PV systems starts to become critical for efficient market and network operation. Without including a behind the meter solar forecast into the overall load forecasting operations, errors in the daily load forecast start to appear. Thankfully, Solcast's Grid Aggregations are easy to set-up, are highly accurate, and can help solve this challenging problem!
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