Solar radiation data

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Hi guys,

I'm looking for solar radiation data and it looks like i can get this data when querying for the conditions feature.

Few questions about that:

1. Does all stations provide solar radiation data?

2. Sometimes in the response, solarradiation's value is empty ("--" to be exact), what does it mean? when this data is available? i couldn't find any description for that.

3. Is there a way to get solar radiation history for a location?

i'll be glad if someone can clarify the issue regarding solar radiation.

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Tim Roche, Official Rep

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Hi rotem

1) no, not all stations provide solar data
2) -- means the data is not available.  we use the -- for display purposes
3) Unfortunately, no.  We don't have an index of which stations provide solar radiation

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Hi Tim,
I am confused re: your answer to #3, "Is there a way to get solar radiation history for a location?" 
When stations record solar radiation, historical data can be visualized on the "graphs." But this data does not appear in the "Table" (only precipitation, humidity, wind). How can we extract the solar radiation data in table form? 
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Wolfgang Gaertner

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Hi Rotem!

I have the same problem. I am searching for the solar radiation data field.
Do you have some solution or query to get the weather stations which provide this value?

Thanks in advance,
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Jan Pecinovsky

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I too would like to be able to fetch historical Solar Radiation data, I hope it will be added to the API soon!