forecast-solar

Asynchronous Python client for getting forecast solar information


Keywords
forecast, solar, power, energy, api, async, client, solarpanels
License
MIT
Install
pip install forecast-solar==2.2.0

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Python API fetching Solarpanels forecast information.

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About

With this python library you can request data from forecast.solar and see what your solar panels may produce in the coming days.

Installation

pip install forecast-solar

Data

This library returns a lot of different data, based on the API:

Energy

  • Total Estimated Energy Production - today/tomorrow (kWh)
  • Estimated Energy Production - This Hour (kWh)
  • Estimated Energy Production - Next Hour (kWh)

Power

  • Highest Power Peak Time - Today (datetime)
  • Highest Power Peak Time - Tomorrow (datetime)
  • Estimated Power Production - Now (W)
  • Estimated Power Production - Next Hour (W)
  • Estimated Power Production - In +6 Hours (W)
  • Estimated Power Production - In +12 Hours (W)
  • Estimated Power Production - In +24 Hours (W)

API Info

  • Timezone
  • Rate limit
  • Account type
  • Rate remaining

Example

import asyncio

from forecast_solar import ForecastSolar


async def main() -> None:
    """Show example on how to use the library."""
    async with ForecastSolar(
        api_key="YOUR_API_KEY",
        latitude=52.16,
        longitude=4.47,
        declination=20,
        azimuth=10,
        kwp=2.160,
        damping=0,
        damping_morning=0.5,
        damping_evening=0.5,
        horizon="0,0,0,10,10,20,20,30,30",
    ) as forecast:
        estimate = await forecast.estimate()
        print(estimate)


if __name__ == "__main__":
    asyncio.run(main())
Parameter value type Description
api_key str Your API key from forecast.solar (optional)
declination int The tilt of the solar panels (required)
azimuth int The direction the solar panels are facing (required)
kwp float The size of the solar panels in kWp (required)
damping float The damping of the solar panels, read this for more information (optional)
damping_morning float The damping of the solar panels in the morning (optional)
damping_evening float The damping of the solar panels in the evening (optional)
inverter float The maximum power of your inverter in kilo watts (optional)
horizon str A list of comma separated degrees values, read this for more information (optional)

Contributing

Would you like to contribute to the development of this project? Then read the prepared contribution guidelines and go ahead!

Thank you for being involved! 😍

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2021-2022 Klaas Schoute

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