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Aurora Solar powering residential solar with quality insights

Over 7000+ solar professionals and projects empowered globally by Aurora's enhanced solar platform

Aurora Solar is a leading cloud-based platform for solar sales and design. The company is putting the power of data and technology into the hands of every solar professional to make solar adoption simple and predictable. The cloud-based platform uses data, automation, and AI to streamline workflows and grow solar businesses faster. More than 7,000 of the industry's top organizations rely on Aurora and over 10 million solar projects have been designed with the platform globally.

The global energy transition is experiencing significant growth, with 239 GW of new solar capacity added in 2022. Nearly half of this comes from rooftop PV installations [1]. This exciting progress highlights the critical need for reliable and accurate data to ensure that residential and commercial businesses can plan, design, and invest in assets that maximize their energy generation potential.

Finding the right data for Aurora's solar modelling

To facilitate its global expansion and advance its global mission, Aurora needed a dependable weather data provider. This source had to empower users worldwide, enabling them to make well-informed choices regarding energy consumption and storage. The data had to meet high accuracy standards to serve Aurora's customers effectively and seamlessly integrate into their platform on a large scale.

Enhancing Aurora's solar model with Solcast data

Aurora prioritizes the customer experience, embedding data directly into their platform to allow solar installers to design rooftop systems that meet client needs and maximize the energy generation potential.  Aurora's platform uses a tailored approach, using Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) data from Solcast [2] for each location to model future generation for every homeowner. This allows their users to accurately forecast the amount of sunlight each rooftop will receive, resulting in a precise energy generation estimation. The Aurora Solar platform provides accessible information on potential energy generation and cost savings associated with solar panel installations while simplifying the process for users. Aurora offers gold standard solar data for its customers globally with the help of Solcast weather data.

Impact

  • Data integrity of solar irradiance data
  • Location-specific data

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Using Aurora Software, residential solar installers can design systems that maximize energy production based on roof shape, direction, desired size and Solcast Weather data. Source: Aurora Solar

Rachel Liddell - Aurora Solar

On top of our sophisticated solar modelling, we knew that we needed a quality solar data provider. Solcast's accurate data has elevated what we already have and allowed us to expand to new geographies. Together, we empower solar professionals worldwide.

  • Rachel Liddell ,
  • Product Manager ,
  • Aurora Solar

[1] Source: Global Market Outlook For Solar Power 2023-2027

[2] Solcast, a DNV company, is a leading provider of solar irradiance data and forecasting technology, dedicated to bringing accurate data to the market and helping enable the energy industry to deliver the resilient power grids it will take to build a solar-powered future.

[3] Mean Bias in Solcast estimated actual GHI across all measurement sites is -0.1%. Source: Solcast: Historical Data Accuracy