Your Dark Sky alternative. A global cloud tracking and weather forecasting API

Solcast global cloud and solar irradiance technology in action. We update our data every 5-15 minutes.

Solcast tracks and forecasts individual cloud features using imagery from five weather satellites.

We provide access to solar radiation and cloud cover data in one easy to use API. Our offering includes free access for homeowners with rooftop solar.

Solcast delivers operational solar forecasting data around the world

Our forecasting data are utilised by more than 7,000+ unique users. We also feature a global network of high-profile partnerships to deliver 24/7 support and bespoke contracts

Selected customer profiles:

EPRI

Headquarters:Palo Alto, California
Core business:Energy research and development
Employees:>1,000

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Solcast API Toolkit

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Solar and weather forecasting technology… in the cloud

We built a new approach to cloud and solar forecasting technology from the ground up, using the latest in weather satellite imagery, machine learning, computer vision and big databases. We crunch more than 600 million new forecasts every hour in a cloud-based environment on AWS and provide real-time access to our data via API, including:

  • Solar irradiance data (GHI, DNI, Diffuse)
  • Cloud cover (cloud opacity)
  • Key weather parameters (e.g. temperature)
  • PV power modelling (Rooftop or Utility Scale)
  • Global coverage (all six major continents)
  • Rapid update (new forecasting data every 5-15 minutes)
  • Proprietary cloud & aerosol detection (tracking smoke, dust, haze)
  • High-resolution data (1-2km)
  • Forecasts from 5 minutes through 7 days ahead
  • Choose between 5/10/15/30 minute resolution
  • Delivered via REST API (download CSV, JSON or XML)
Solcast API Toolkit

Access cloud, solar and weather forecasting data in our API Toolkit

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