Account models

Account models

Public is free for live without an API key, from “Personal” onwards you need a subscription via PayPal

With the paid subscription models from “Personal” onwards, all the functions listed below can be explored for 14 days without risk.

For pricing please take a look at the accounts section on the homepage.

Public Personal Personal Plus Professional Professional Plus
Count of planes/strings (1) 1 1 2 (2) 3 4
Solar production forecast X X X X X
Adjust forecast - X X X X
Historic data - X X X X
Clear sky data - - - X X
Time windows - - - X X
Weather forecast - - - X X
Solar estimate chart - - - X X
App (depends on estimate charts) - - - X X
Data horizon +1 day +3 days +3 days +6 days +6 days
Data resolution 1 h 30 min 15 min 15 min 15 min
Rate limit (3)
Calls per 60 min.
12 calls
per IP
60 calls
per API key
60 calls
per API key
300 calls
per API key
600 calls
per API key

(1) Combine up to 4 planes in one API call. Applies to forecast, historic and clear sky data

(2) This is helpful if you have a east/west installation to fetch both planes in one API call

(3) The rate limit is rolling, i.e. not per hour on the clock but per last 60 minutes.

:!:   Please note that the forecasts are updated at the earliest every 15 min. due to the weather data used, so it makes no sense to query more often than every 15 min.!

If you would like to change your subscription, please follow the steps below:

  1. Cancel your current subscription
  2. Make a new subscription

Public

Best for users without loggers to get a quick idea about coming solar production

No registration (no API key) required and free for life.

Features

  • One PVGIS database
  • 1 plane per API call
  • Forecast horizon: This and the next day
  • Data resolution: 1 hour

If you like the service without an account registration, you can support me to cover the service costs.

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Personal / Personal Plus

Best for users with loggers to integrate the data automatic

Registration with a valid email required, access with personal API key, free trial of 14 days.

Payable for 12 month in advance with PayPal subscription service, accept PayPal payments, credit cards and debit cards.

Features

  • Combine 2 PVGIS databases
  • 1 plane per API call for Personal, 2 planes per call for Personal Plus
  • Historic solar production data based on historic irradiation data
  • Forecast horizon: This and the next 3 days
  • Data resolution: 30 minutes for Personal / 15 minutes for Personal Plus

Professional / Professional Plus

Best for business users with more than one plant and/or loggers to integrate the data automatic

Registration with a valid email required, access with personal API key, free trial of 14 days.

Payable for 12 month in advance with PayPal subscription service, accept PayPal payments, credit cards and debit cards.

Features

Enterprise users

If you reach the rate limit with a Professional Plus, there are pay-per-use models for larger customers.

Costs

With an account you help to cover the cost of

  • Hosting and bandwidth
  • DarkSky.net API request costs
  • Development of new features
  • Support for the community