Live and Forecast Data

Data for operating and analysing solar assets, grids and markets

Overview

Real clouds, real data. Designed specifically for solar energy applications.

Real time and forecast irradiance and PV power data based on 3 dimensional cloud modelling. Powered by live satellite data, updating every 5 to 15 minutes. Ready to integrate via API.

Trusted in 24x7 operations by 30,000+ users worldwide, including these brands.

Cloud and Irradiance Tracking

Tracking the world's clouds in the finest detail

Designed for Solar, from the ground up. Never rely on generic weather model data again. Solcast's real time and forecast data tracks and forecasts real clouds at a resolution of 1-2km and 5 minutes. Our irradiance and PV power data is updated every 5 to 15 minutes. Aerosol and albedo effects are explicitly treated.

Data Specifications

Data that actually meets your requirements

Data spanning from 7 days ago to +14 days ahead, at 5 to 60 minute granularity, anywhere on Earth. Includes probabilistic forecast estimates of PV power and all types of irradiance. Actuals available in real-time. Historical data also available

Accuracy

Proven, replicable accuracy levels

Our forecast accuracy beats global weather models by 25% (day-ahead) to 50% (hour-ahead). Hundreds of data scientists and engineers have confirmed our accuracy, and we're willing to guarantee it. Review our accuracy verification, or contact our team to access real past forecasts for your actual sites.

PV Power Data

Simulate and forecast your production directly in our system

Create your own live and forecast simulated PV power data in minutes, by specifying details of your sites in a UI or programmatically. Or, have our team configure your sites using your historical production data. Separate models are used for roof VS ground mounted systems. All simulations and forecasts are powered by our industry-leading irradiance and weather data.

Data Access

Access via API or web browser download

Ready to integrate directly into your systems via json, xml or csv. Relied upon by power system operators on four continents. API uptime of >99.99%, with very low latency. Bulk API requests available. SLAs available.

Live and Forecast Data Products

Live and Forecast API

The complete suite of irradiance and weather data required for effective monitoring, operation, and forecasting for rooftops and large-scale solar farms.

Grid Aggregations

Estimating the aggregate power for hundreds of thousands of PV sites in a single value to improve load forecasting, manage your VPP, or beat the market.