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Troubleshooting and FAQs
Access helpful information about Solcast APIs
Before you can access our servers, an API key is required. Here's what you need to know about our API, where to find it, and how to use it. Register for a Solcast API toolkit to help you better understand.
API stands for “Application Programming Interface”. These are widely used for two-way communication of information. You use APIs all of the time on your smartphone, as your favourite apps upload and download information from 'the cloud'.
Solcast offers a number of APIs so that you can access our live and forecast data in an automated fashion. This makes it ready for inclusion in your own application.
In order to access our servers, you will need an API key, which is unique to your account. You can find this in the 'Account' page once logged into the API Toolkit. You won't need the API Key while using the API Toolkit directly, but you will need it if you want to download our data from outside the API Toolkit (e.g. in your own software code).
If you are logged into the API Toolkit, you can find your API key when you click ‘Your API Key’ from the dropdown list shown below.
You can find detailed instructions in our API documentation.