Homey app using the Solcast API to get solar forecasts customized for your location and installation
You can download the app here: Solcast
The app will download every half hour the latest solar forecast with the current forecasted value, and the next 1, 2 and 3 hours.
Every night at Midnight, it will download the accumulated forecasts for Today and Tomorrow.
Every 5 minutes you can upload your current solar production to fine-tune the prediction model of your solcast forecast. (see below instructions to setup the flows)
You could use the app to switch on electric appliances or charge a car or battery based on the forecast solar power, to maximize self-consumption.
You can compare the daily forecast with your actual production.
Sign up your solar installation at Solcast Toolkit
You have to setup the ‘Free’ Home PV owner account (hobbyist) which gives you (currently) 50 API calls a day.
Fill in all the exact details of your solar installation.
You have to provide your API-key and Resource ID to get the app working.
API Key can be found under - Your name - Your API key
Resource ID can be found if you click on your location on the main screen.
The app can upload your PV output every 5 minutes to improve the model.
The upload needs to have your PV output in kW!, most of the solar apps use watt, so you have to divide the output by 1000.
I also use the app Insight Trends to make an average of the output.
See in the 2nd comment, my example flows.
You can check if the upload was successful by going to:
For support please use the official support topic on the forum.
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The Solcast api has a max of 50 calls a day, and the data is only available every 30 minutes.
The upload minimum is 5 minutes.
- Different #API calls
- Setup flows
- Initial release