The aim of SolarGIS API is to provide programmatic access to global SolarGIS data and database and procedures (e.g. PV simulation, satellite modeling results, etc.) for computers over the globe with minimal human interaction. SolarGIS PV simulation model is based on data from SolarGIS database. web. Users can automate requesting and receiving SolarGIS data products by using standard web protocols FTP, HTTP, E-mail and as FTP or HTTP and smoothly integrate the data results into their processing chain (monitoring, forecasting, comparisons, validation, calibration, yield assessment). SolarGIS automated data services API consists of three access points endpoints with slightly different capabilities: FTP Data Service, pvSpot Web Service and pvPlanner Web Service.
SolarGIS FTP API
- SolarGIS FTP API - CSV-based data service (delimited text files). Delivers regularly PV simulationXXXXXXXXXX updates monitoring, quick comparisons. Maximum period available per one API call is 31 days. Historic archived data is also available for regions showed on coverage map below. For other regions use climData online shop.
- SolarGIS WS API Time Series - standard XML-based Web service for instant access to PV simulation, solar radiation and meteorological operational data. Suitable for monitoring, quick comparisons and forecasting. Maximum period available per one API call is 31 days. Historic archived data is also available for regions showed on coverage map below. For other regions use climData online shop.
- SolarGIS WS API Long-term Averages - standard XML-based Web service. Provides long-term averaged PV simulation, solar radiation and meteo. data with global coverage. Mimics the same functionality human users can find in pvPlanner or iMaps applications. Suitable for prospection and site selection.
SolarGIS API endpoint
|Historic data||Operational data||Forecast data||Long-term data||Web protocol||Communication||Content type|
|CSV (request and response)|
|WS API Time Series||HTTP (SOAP or REST-like)||synchronous||XML (request and response)|
|WS API Long-term Averages||HTTP (SOAP or REST-like)||synchronous||XML (request and response)|
SolarGIS FTP API
email protocol - does it works? does somebody use it?