Data Sharing Efforts
As an Academic working in a research institution, I know how hard it can be to get access to the right data to complete your work. I've spent years developing the right combination of industry partners, algorithms and licensing arrangements to enable my solar forecasting & modelling research. And now, I want to share all this data with you, so you don't have to do the same.
Using resources from my ARENA backed distributed solar forecasting project and our growing capability at Solcast, I am leading an aggressive data sharing campaign which is providing solar radiation data, solar PV power output datasets and real-time forecasting capability for researchers. More info following below:
Register for the #SolcastAPI, start working with real solar forecasting data within minutes. Available globally; high-resolution over Australia and North America. Build demos, test hypotheses, run simulations. Create solar radiation or PV system power output forecasts.
NOTE: the above links will take you to an external page at solcast.com.au to register for the API services; just tick the box at "I would also like free access to day-behind estimated actual radiation for satellite coverage areas." and list "University Research" as your purpose for the API access. All costs from these services are provided via The Australian National University through the Knowledge Sharing efforts via our ARENA solar forecasting project. Solcast does not profit from these activities.