Designed to provide high volumes of solar resource data quickly and effectively at a competitive price. Prospect for solar sites establish feasibility, or get a second opinion.
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.
Integrate with your PV design workflow
Multiple file formats supports included CSV and JSON. Includes up to five API calls a month and several unmetered locations for developing your integration. Direct downloads through the API Toolkit available.
Quickly access key irradiance and weather data via API
Provides GHI, DNI, DHI, GTI, Temperature, and wind speed. Global tilted irradiance for fixed and single access tracking systems supported.
Dataset supported by independent global validation
Monthly and annual average data has low uncertainty and a quantified error range, making the data suitable for resource assessment, yield analysis, financial modelling, and any application requiring climatological irradiance data.
Monthly Averages Data Specifications
Global, except for ocean and polar regions.
2007 to 2018
Average daily value per month, average monthly value, and average annual value
2km (irradiance and cloud parameters, over all non-polar continental areas and nearby islands)
27km (other parameters, and polar or remote oceanic regions)
|Pxx (Probability of exceedance)|
The following data parameters are available.
Via the Solcast Web Toolkit & Solcast API
|Download wait time|
Web Toolkit: typically 5 minutes API: less than 100ms
Solcast standard, PVsyst, SAM, TMY3
UTC (default for Solcast), longitudinal (default for SAM, PVsyst, TMY), or user-set