Weather Forecast: after rain comes sunshine

Recently we added support for the free “OpenWeatherMap – free weather data and forecast API” to WebSolarLog.

With the data from OWM we can do a lot of cool stuff;

  • Display the current weather conditions
  • Display the weather forecast for X days
  • Solar calculations based on the “real(time)” outside temperature
  • Push your local weather condition to PVoutput
  • Maybe a kWh forecast based on cloud conditions
  • and many many more

How to configure WebSolarLog for OWM:

  1. Go to the Admin
  2. Go to the General tab
  3. Fill the Lat and Long field
  4. Save the General settings
  5. Go to the Inverters tab
  6. Click the button “new inverter” i know it is odd, we do some magic and change the “inverter” into a weather station 😉 )
  7. Give the “inverter” a name, example; “Weather Station”
  8. Change Device Api into “Open Weather Map”
  9. Change Device type info “Weather”
  10. Save the inverter
  11. We are done with the configuration of the Weather station.

From now WebSolarLog will retrieve every 5 minutes the realtime weather conditions for your location based on the location you gave in Admin::General

At the moment WebSolarLog doesn’t show the weather data, but this will change in de near feature.