Accurate solar forecasts across the globe

Delivering high quality solar energy predictions

Powering the global solar industry with accurate predictions

By using sophisticated data science schemes and world leading meteorological expertise. Meteomatics ingests and processes huge volumes of global satellite imagery and numerical weather prediction data and climate projections.

We also continuously update our forecasts with the latest observations and take into account the detail of the topography,  by using an industry leading horizontal resolution of 90 metres, to calculate the power generated by solar panels anywhere on the planet, in both immediate and seasonal timescales.

Delivering detailed and very accurate forecasts to overcome operational challenges

In topographically challenging areas, such as mountainous regions, power slumps can be observed as soon as the direct radiation is blocked by topographical obstacles. Meteomatics shading algorithm which is based on the 90m digital elevation model, allows these sudden changes to be predicted and help customers mitigate impacts.

We also offer customers the opportunity to detail their panel specifications in the API, such as panel tilt, panel orientation and we also offer a number of tracking schemes, including full-tracking or azimuth tracking. This gives our customers the opportunity to significantly improve the accuracy of their power output predictions and they can also test the impact by specifying their panel details within the API before implementing and running a forecast.

We ingest high quality weather & satellite data from leading centres, such as ECMWF, UK Met Office, EUMETSAT, NASA and many others. Before processing data inputs, using our advanced and robust interpolation techniques  to create world leading solar forecasts.
Meteomatics data structures and algorithms allow us to create very accurate forecasts, returning data queries within a very short time period. 
Meteomatics API forecasts solar panel efficiency by taking into account wind speed and air temperature, also downscaled to 90 meters to give an unparalleled level of accuracy.
Customers can customise their solar forecasts and take into account panel tilt, panel orientation, snow depth and different tracking types, such as full tracking or azimuth tracking can be defined.