Solar Web Services

past, present and future radiation data

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Meteotest's Solar Web Services offer you exactly the solar data you need.

We deliver forecasts and measurements for power grid management, power trading, monitoring and operation of pv plants, building automation and facility management.

Meteotest offers three products which can be used separately or in combination with one another. A flexible web service together with an attractive price model guarantee an excellent cost/performance ratio in all fields of application.

Our Solar Web Services range from -24h measurements to +72h forecasts.

If you need need specific PV power production forecasts, check our the new product RealCast provided by our partner Te Solva.

Products

SolarSat

Measured radiation data for the last 24 hours, updated every hour.

SolarSat delivers satellite measured solar radiation values with hourly resolution.

You receive the following parameters:

  • global horizontal radiation
  • global radiation on inclined plane
  • clear sky radiation
  • reference yield
  • temperature
  • snow detection


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CloudMove

Solar radiation forecast for the next 6 hours, updated every 15 minutes.

The CloudMove technology predicts cloud movement using wind information from weather models and cloud positions from satellites.

You receive the following parameters:

  • global horizontal radiation
  • global radiation on inclined plane
  • direct and diffuse radiation
  • direct normal radiation
  • reference yield
  • temperature


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SolarForecast

Solar radiation forecast for the next 72 hours, updated every hour.

Forecast data from weather models is specifically optimized for solar energy applications.

You receive the following parameters:

  • global horizontal radiation
  • global radiation for inclined plane
  • direct and diffuse radiation
  • direct normal radiation
  • reference yield
  • temperature


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SolarSat CloudMove SolarForecast
Standard Advanced Standard Advanced Kalman Standard Advanced Kalman
Time domain -24h -24h +6h +6h +6h +72h +72h +72h
Global radiation
Temperature
Direct/difuse radiation
Direct normal radiation
Clear sky radiation
Radiation inclined plane
Reference yield
Hourly data
15-minute data
Measurement necessary
Kalman filter
Additional parameters

Benefits

No on-site installation

All data is acquired without on-site measurement equipment.

Modular products

You may combine our products as you wish and receive exactly the data you need.

Flexible web service

All products are delivered via an easy to use web service in your desired format.

Attractive price model

An attractive price model guarantees you an excellent cost/performance ratio.

Meteotest


Meteotest is a private weather service dedicated to delivering high quality weather data.

We are experts in solar energy with more than 30 years of experience. Our services include the solar data software Meteonorm, the horizon measurement tool HoriCatcher, the solar satellite service SolarSat and the solar forecast services CloudMove and SolarForecast.

Our track record includes leading the Cost Action ES 1002 «Weather Intelligence for Renewable Energies (WIRE)» and participating in the EU FP7 project «DNI Cast» addressing shortest-term DNI forecasts. Furthermore, Meteotest is member of IEA PVPS Task 14 «High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids» and IEA Task 46 «Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting».


Daniel Klauser

Head of Energy Economy
Product Manager Solar Web Services

daniel.klauser@meteotest.ch

  • Dr. phil. (Physics)
  • Msc. in Physics
  • Msc. in Electrical Engineering