Create a project and a deeplink to it

This tutorial shows how to programmatically create an Aurora project and generate a deeplink to it.

How It Works


To create a project in Aurora, all you need is an address or geographic coordinates. On project creation, Aurora will return a project_id which, together with tenant_id, will enable you to create a deeplink to Aurora.

Getting Started


To complete this tutorial, you will need:

  • your Aurora tenant to be on the Custom plan,
  • your Aurora bearer token,
  • your Aurora tenant_id.

You or any Administrator for your Aurora tenant can retrieve the token and tenant_id from the API Settings page.

Step 1. Create a project.


Create a project using a street address

//POST https://api-sandbox.aurorasolar.com/v2/tenants/{tenant_id}/projects

{
     "project": {
          "address": "434 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA, 94107"
     }
}

or geographic coordinates.

//POST https://api-sandbox.aurorasolar.com/v2/tenants/{tenant_id}/projects/tenants/{tenant_id}/projects

{
     "project": {
          "latitude": 37.7796,
          "longitude": -122.3953
     }
}

If you are using geographic coordinates, we will rely on them to place a pin on the map to indicate the exact site location.

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Step 2. Take project id returned by the previous call and generate a deeplink.


//HTTP 200 response
{
    "project": {
        "id": "011659b1-1070-47f8-bfff-e68b0520a5c0",
        "external_provider_id": null,
        "name": null,
        "customer_salutation": null,
        "customer_first_name": null,
        "customer_last_name": null,
        "customer_address": "426 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA",
        "customer_email": null,
        "customer_phone": null,
        "address": "426 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA",
        "latitude": 37.7796,
        "longitude": -122.3953,
        "project_type": "residential",
        "owner_id": null,
        "status": null
    }
}

The deeplink for this project in your production tenant would be
https://v2.aurorasolar.com/projects/3fa85f64-5717-4562-b3fc-2c963f66afa6

The deeplink for this project in your sandbox tenant would be
https://v2-sandbox.aurorasolar.com/projects/3fa85f64-5717-4562-b3fc-2c963f66afa6

Considerations


  • When providing coordinates, specify as many digits after the decimal as possible. Otherwise, the pin placed by Aurora might or might not be on the intended structure.
  • After you create a design for a project (e.g., via Design Requests API), you can generate a deeplink to a specific page in Sales Mode for that design.
    • The deeplink to the overview page in Sales Mode in your production tenant would be
      https://v2.aurorasolar.com/{project_id}/designs/{design_id}/e-proposal/overview
    • The deeplink to the overview page in Sales Mode in your sandbox tenant would be
      https://v2-sandbox.aurorasolar.com/projects/{project_id}/designs/{design_id}/e-proposal/overview

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