SolarAnywhere® Forecast

Take advantage of the most accurate solar forecast

Solar forecasting services for the diverse needs of the solar power industry and utilities

To avoid energy imbalances and decrease operational risk, independent power producers (IPPs), fleet operators and other solar stakeholders need to be able to predict solar output.

Without reliable and accurate solar power forecasting, solar stakeholders may need to make up for unpredicted imbalance with shorter-term sources of power. These short-term power sources tend to be costlier on a per unit basis, lead to financial losses and erode project profitability.

SolarAnywhere Forecast leverages industry-leading forecast techniques to deliver the most accurate solar-specific forecast. It supports your decisions and reduces risk.

Features

Industry Expertise

Industry-leading technology driven by an exclusive partnership with Dr. Richard Perez at SUNY-Albany.

Data Accuracy

SolarAnywhere Forecast was top-ranked in an EPRI study as compared to datasets from 12 vendors included in the trial.

Seamless Integration

Flexible delivery options minimize integration costs. Choose from the SolarAnywhere API, Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) or automated email delivery.

Enterprise-level Reliability & Security
Ensure time-critical decisions are based on the most up-to-date information with our reliable service that offers up to 99.99% uptime.

Solar Forecast Services

CHOOSE THE DEPTH OF DATA YOU NEED—NO MORE, NO LESS

You can choose the level of service that best meets your needs from three available options: Basic, Standard and Advanced.

  • Common Applications
  • Forecast Methodology

BASIC
Low cost & quick to start

  • Connect to the SolarAnywhere API in minutes and start getting power and weather forecasts built for solar. Operate DERs more intelligently, improve visibility into grid operation or support any application under the sun.
  • Support DERMS, ADMS and utility operations
  • Numerical weather prediction (NWP)

Typical Year License
  • Common Applications
  • Forecast Methodology

STANDARD
High accuracy & availability

  • Industry-leading forecast methodology and enterprise-grade reliability set the standard for solar forecasting. Independent power producers will benefit from guaranteed forecast delivery to offtakers and flexible delivery options.
  • Meet utility PPA requirements
  • NWP + Satellite cloud motion + intelligent model blending

Typical Year License
  • Common Applications
  • Forecast Methodology

ADVANCED
Specialized functionality for maximum profit

  • Get an edge in the energy markets with the most accurate, site-specific forecast available. Predict variable output and optimize battery utilization with resolutions up to 1-minute with 1-kilometer precision.
  • Operate dispatchable PV & inform energy trading
  • NWP + Satellite cloud motion + intelligent model blending + site data integration
Specifications

  • Numerical Weather Prediction Models
  • Satellite Cloud Motion
  • Intelligent Model Blending
  • Machine Learning Power Model
  • Delivery
  • Product Support
  • Geography
  • Forecast Resolutions
  • Forecast Horizon
  • Data Fields

BASIC

  • Options: API only
  • Customer Support: Email only
  • Global
  • 1-hour, 30-minute, 15-minute

    Up to 25 km
  • 5-days ahead
  • AC power (Solar PV)
    AC energy (Solar PV)
    Irradiance: GHI, DHI, DNI, Plane of Array Irradiance (POAI)
    Temperature
    Wind speed
    Relative humidity (continental U.S. and Hawaii only)

Typical Year License
  • Numerical Weather Prediction Models
  • Satellite Cloud Motion
  • Satellite Cloud Motion
  • Machine Learning Power Model
  • Delivery
  • Product Support
  • Geography
  • Forecast Resolutions
  • Forecast Horizon
  • Data Fields

STANDARD

  • Options: API, FTP, email
  • Forecast Availability: 99.9%

    Customer Support: Email + 3-hours/site/year interactive1
  • Continental U.S. and Hawaii
  • 1-hour, 30-minute, 15-minute

    Up to 5 km
  • 7-days ahead

    7 to 75-days ahead climatology
  • AC power (Solar PV)
    AC energy (Solar PV)
    Irradiance: GHI, DHI, DNI, Plane of Array Irradiance (POAI)
    Temperature
    Wind speed
    Relative humidity (continental U.S. and Hawaii only)

Typical Year License
  • Numerical Weather Prediction Models
  • Satellite Cloud Motion
  • Satellite Cloud Motion
  • Machine Learning Power Model
  • Delivery
  • Product Support
  • Geography
  • Forecast Resolutions
  • Forecast Horizon
  • Data Fields

ADVANCED

  • Options: API, FTP, email
  • Forecast Availability: 99.9%

    Customer Support: Email + 1-hour/10MW/year interactive1
  • Continental U.S. and Hawaii
  • Standard + 10, 5 or 1-minute

    Up to 1 km
  • High-resolution data for 30-minute ahead

    7-days ahead

    7 to 75-days ahead climatology
  • AC power (Solar PV)
    AC energy (Solar PV)
    Irradiance: GHI, DHI, DNI, Plane of Array Irradiance (POAI)
    Temperature
    Wind speed
    Relative humidity (continental U.S. and Hawaii only)


1 Interactive customer support includes phone or shared-screen online meeting applications.
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Since 2017, we’ve used SolarAnywhere® data from Clean Power Research to help develop our 5 GW portfolio. By leveraging the API, we’ve been able to develop internal site screening tools and automate many of our reporting and resource assessment processes.

Michael M.
Senior Director, Energy Assessment and Project Planning, National Grid Renewables
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Clean Power Research has been a trusted resource for solar irradiance datasets for numerous years. We’ve found SolarAnywhere® Data to be technically rigorous and provide deeply independent site irradiance assessments.

Michael G.
VP Convenentional and Emerging Technologies , Leidos
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We trust SolarAnywhere® Data because it’s a comprehensively validated satellite-based resource data set. With SolarAnywhere® Data, we can prospect for new sites to our heart’s content. Additionally, we never spend time waiting for critical solar data because SolarAnywhere® delivers data, on-demand, in under 5 minutes.

Andrew O.
CTO, Renewable Energy Systems
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