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Data delivery web service (WS API for time series)

1. Download this file of sample XML request: datadelivery_demo_request.xml

Content of datadelivery_demo_request.xml file
<ws:dataDeliveryRequest dateFrom="2014-04-28" dateTo="2014-04-28"
    xmlns="http://geomodel.eu/schema/data/request"
    xmlns:ws="http://geomodel.eu/schema/ws/data"
    xmlns:geo="http://geomodel.eu/schema/common/geo"
    xmlns:pv="http://geomodel.eu/schema/common/pv"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

    <site id="demo_site" name="Demo site" lat="48.61259" lng="20.827079">
        <geo:terrain elevation="246" azimuth="176" tilt="3.1"/>
        <pv:geometry xsi:type="pv:GeometryFixedOneAngle" azimuth="180" tilt="30"/>
        <pv:system installedPower="10" installationType="FREE_STANDING" dateStartup="2013-10-10">
            <pv:module type="CSI">
                <pv:degradation>0.5</pv:degradation>
                <pv:degradationFirstYear>0.8</pv:degradationFirstYear>
                <pv:nominalOperatingCellTemp>43</pv:nominalOperatingCellTemp>
                <pv:PmaxCoeff>-0.469</pv:PmaxCoeff>
            </pv:module>
            <pv:inverter>
                <pv:efficiency xsi:type="pv:EfficiencyConstant" percent="95"/>
            </pv:inverter>
            <pv:losses>
                <pv:acLosses cables="1" transformer="1"/>
                <pv:dcLosses cables="1" mismatch="1" snowPollution="2.5"/>
            </pv:losses>
        </pv:system>
    </site>
    <processing key="GHI DIF DNI GTI TEMP WS RH PVOUT" summarization="HOURLY" terrainShading="true">
   <timeZone>GMT+02</timeZone>
    </processing>
</ws:dataDeliveryRequest>

2. Open your text editor and create python module named datadelivery_ws_client.py with this content:

import urllib2

if __name__ == '__main__':
   request_xml = open('datadelivery_demo_request.xml').read()
   # alternatively, you obtain request_xml by marshalling from python object
   # print 'Request:', request_xml
   api_key = 'demo'
   url = 'https://solargis.info/ws/rest/datadelivery/request?key=%s' % api_key
   try:
      req = urllib2.Request(url)
      req.add_header('Content-Type', 'application/xml')
      response = urllib2.urlopen(req, request_xml)  # HTTP POST
      response_xml = response.read()
      response_xml = response_xml.replace('&#xD;', '')
      print 'Response:'
      print response_xml
   except urllib2.HTTPError as e:
      print 'Error message from the server: %s' % e.read()
   # parse response_xml and use data (alternatively, first unmarshall the response_xml back to python object)

3. Save the file datadelivery_ws_client.py and run it in your console:

 python datadelivery_ws_client.py

In real production environment you will automatically modify XML request in runtime (e.g. changing location, period etc.). You can do this by using of XML request templates when only particular data will by replaced (e.g. lat, lng, name, dateFrom). In such case the python native The ElementTree XML API can be helpful for XML manipulation. Creating new requests from scratch can be easier by using some "XML data binding" technology. First you generate python objects from Solargis XSD schema documents. Then you can use the python objects for marshalling (serializing python objects into XML text) and unmarshalling (deserializing XML text into python objects) either for the request or response. The PyXB package can be used (http://pyxb.sourceforge.net/).

PvPlanner web service

1. Download this file of sample XML request: pvplanner_demo_request.xml

Content of pvplanner_demo_request.xml file
<calculateRequest xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
      xmlns:geo="http://geomodel.eu/schema/common/geo"
      xmlns:pv="http://geomodel.eu/schema/common/pv"
      xmlns="http://geomodel.eu/schema/ws/pvplanner">
    <site lat="48.612590" lng="20.827079">
        <!-- optional terrain data -->
        <geo:terrain elevation="246" azimuth="176" tilt="3.1" />
        <!-- optional horizon data overriding natural horizon -->
        <!--<geo:horizon>11.11:18.0 7.5:15.53 15.0:10.94 22.5:10.59 30.0:13.06 37.5:14.47 45.0:14.47 52.5:13.76 60.0:12.35 67.5:11.29 75.0:8.12 82.5:4.59 90.0:1.41 97.5:0.35 105.0:0.35 112.5:0.35 120.0:0.35 127.5:0.35 135.0:0.0 142.5:0.0 150.0:0.35 157.5:1.41 165.0:2.47 172.5:2.47 180.0:2.82 187.5:3.18 195.0:2.82 202.5:2.47 210.0:2.47 217.5:2.47 225.0:3.18 232.5:3.18 240.0:2.47 247.5:2.12 255.0:2.12 262.5:2.82 270.0:3.88 277.5:6.71 285.0:8.47 292.5:10.24 300.0:11.29 307.5:12.71 315.0:14.12 322.5:15.53 330.0:16.24 337.5:16.94 345.0:17.29 352.5:17.29</geo:horizon>-->
        <pv:geometry xsi:type="pv:GeometryFixedOneAngle" azimuth="175" tilt="45"/>
        <pv:system installedPower="1" installationType="ROOF_MOUNTED" availability="99">
            <pv:module type="CSI">
            </pv:module>
            <pv:inverter>
                <pv:efficiency xsi:type="pv:EfficiencyConstant" percent="97.5"/>
            </pv:inverter>
            <pv:losses dc="5.5" ac="1.5"/>
        </pv:system>
    </site>
</calculateRequest>

2. Open your text editor and create python module named pvplanner_ws_client.py with this content:

import urllib2

if __name__ == '__main__':
   request_xml = open('pvplanner_demo_request.xml').read()
   # alternatively, you obtain request_xml by marshalling from python object
   # print 'Request:', request_xml
   api_key = 'demo'
   url = 'https://solargis.info/ws/rest/pvplanner/calculate?key=%s' % api_key
   try:
      req = urllib2.Request(url)
      req.add_header('Content-Type', 'application/xml')
      response = urllib2.urlopen(req, request_xml)  # HTTP POST
      response_xml = response.read()
      response_xml = response_xml.replace('&#xD;', '')
      print 'Response:'
      print response_xml
   except urllib2.HTTPError as e:
      print 'Error message from the server: %s' % e.read()
   # parse response_xml and use data (alternatively, first unmarshall the response_xml back to python object)

3. Save the file pvplanner_ws_client.py and run it in your console:

 python pvplanner_ws_client.py
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