Python Script for SolCast Rooftop Accounts

#1

I’ve made available a Python script on Github which

  • downloads and stores SolCast forecasts for Rooftop accounts (incl. the newly allowed split array configurations) in SQLite and/or Influx
  • using pvlib, it can do the same with OpenWeatherMap cloud data (and German centric MOSMIX data of Deutscher Wetterdienst, posting cloud and GHI data)

In a couple of months I’ll probably compare the forecast quality - but it’s already now obvious that most likely, this will shame the standard weather services … :slight_smile:

The script uses pysolcast library - big thanks to @mcaulifn!

Have fun, Stefan

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#2

I’m now using the above mentioned module (which has received a better description) to implement forecast based charging of a storage battery as well as to interrupt BEV charging early enough such that the battery still gets full with remaining PV power.

The forecast precision of Solcast is just too amazing to not make optimal use of it :slight_smile:

More details here.

Have fun, Stefan

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#3

Documentation is great