real-time solar data Articles

  • Real-Time Weather Data

    When the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) team was looking for a weather station to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, they contacted Columbia Weather Systems. The Magellan MX Weather Station with meteorological parameters plus GPS and compass readings gave the team the data they needed to complete the grueling race across the Australian Outback with their ...

  • Real-time data in the wild

    Background The South African water resource (DWAF) monitoring network belongs to one of the well organized and managed networks world-wide. Well prepared and maintained measurement sites & stations deliver the data base for the water management in the huge territory of South Africa. One main issue of the online data availability is the data transfer from remote stations to the data ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • LG Sonic to automatically predict algal blooms

    LG Sonic will make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to further develop the software algorithm which will make it possible to predict algal blooms based on water quality data automatically. Furthermore, it will provide detailed information about the intensity and the impact of the algal bloom on the ecosystem of the water body. The updated algorithm will be implemented in LG Sonic’s ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Why are we monitoring nutrients at different depths?

    Recently, LG Sonic introduced the MPC-Lab, an innovative monitoring buoy that can monitor algae, physico-chemical variables, and even nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus in near real-time and at different depths in a body of water. Combined with our other monitoring tools, this system offers a unique way to detect the spatial and temporal patterns of nutrient concentrations which play a ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Radio Solution brings real-time monitoring benefits for water supplier

    Introduction of wireless data collection and analysis improves leak detection and water supply efficiency Companies whose business is the delivery of water to consumers, do not only have a responsibility to provide high quality drinking water to both domestic and industrial users, but also to ensure that it is done so economically and reliably. The WLV association ...

  • Waterquality and meteorological data - Greece

    Background Thesprotia is one of the 51 prefectures in Greece and is located in the North-West of the country, 479 km from the capital Athens. The population of the prefecture is around 46,000 people. In the Pindos-Mountains arises the riverKalamas and empties after 115 km in the bay of Valtos (Ionian Sea). The river has large environmental influence on the area and is also in some areas ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Weather Data for Noise Monitoring

    “Weather conditions are the single largest variable factor in how sound travels over large distances,” says Steve Bilawchuk principal partner and engineer at ACI Acoustical Consultants Inc. “Wind speed and wind direction are of crucial importance.” ACI is an acoustical engineering consulting company based in Alberta, Canada, which uses ...

  • India needs micro-level data for climate action

    India needs micro-level scientific assessment at the state, district and village levels for effective planning and implementation of measures to combat climate change, a national workshop has highlighted. The workshop on climate-resilient ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • DNI satellite data truth? - How to handle the difference in values derived from different satellite data providers?

    Technical Top Tip courtesy of Solar Resource Assessment - When it comes to CSP project evaluation, one of the biggest uncertainty factors for the performance is the available Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) at the site. 1. DNI vs. GHI DNI distinguishes significantly from GHI (Global Horizontal Irradiance), which is more applicable for Photovoltaic ...


    By FCBI Energy Ltd.

  • Classification of daily solar irradiation by fractional analysis of 10-min-means of solar irradiance

    This paper deals with fractal analysis of daily solar irradiances measured with a time step of 10 minutes at Golden and Boulder located in Colorado. The aim is to estimate the fractal dimensions in order to perform classification of daily solar irradiances. The estimated fractal dimension and the clearness index KT are used as classification criteria. The results show that these criteria lead to ...


    By Springer

  • Smart cities risk reputation with poor air quality data

    The team at AQMesh continue to receive many enquiries from smart city initiatives and are concerned that integrators risk undermining entire projects by distributing meaningless or misleading air quality information. “Many of the people I speak to are used to dealing with sensors that are easy to ‘plug and play’ and expect to be able to do the same with air quality sensors. This ...


    By AQMesh

  • If we want a resilient world, we need to start with resilient data

    As we work to build our capacity to cope with global change, let’s make sure the tools we're using can roll with the punches, too. This Voices piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa. It is based on “Toward a digital resilience,” a ...


    By Ensia

  • Modelling and experimental verification of a solar reactor for photo-Fenton treatment

    In the present work, a novel design of a solar reactor is presented. This pilot plant scale reactor uses the UV-Visible and Near-Infrared solar radiation to promote the photo-Fenton treatment. A theoretical study and experimental verification were performed using formic acid as a model pollutant. The radiative transfer, thermal energy and mass balances equations were solved to compute the formic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Interpretation of statistics of lake ice time series for climate variability

    Lake ice time series consist of the dates of freezing and ice break-up for the ice phenology, and ice coverage and ice thicknesses for the severity of ice seasons. This work analyses the physical interpretation of the statistics of lake ice time series illustrated by available data. The results provide tools to understand variations in the past lake ice seasons and to make projections into the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Potential of Solar-Powered Water Circulators to Help Solve Serious Water and Energy Problems in the U.S.

    With increasing human populations comes the corresponding increased need for improving water quality in lakes, wastewater ponds, potable water reservoirs, and other water storage facilities. Providing circulation within water reservoirs of all types has long been known to provide meaningful benefits, but the costs to achieve sufficient circulation through diffused aeration or mechanical mixers ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • US Solar PV Market 2014 Analysis & 2025 Forecasts - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy, Equipment Market, Regulations and Company Profiles

    RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Solar PV in The US, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy, Equipment Market, Regulations and Company Profiles” report to its research database. The report provides an in-depth analysis on global renewable power market and global solar PV market with forecasts up to ...


  • Gill MetPak II weather station used to protect maltese prehistoric temples case study

    Weather data provided by the Gill MetPak II Weather Station increases understanding of the affects of weather and climate on stone structures. The Gill MetPak II Weather Station is being used as part of a comprehensive air monitoring system at a prehistoric temple site for the Maltese Department of ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Lufft snow height sensor SHM30 at ICIMOD-station in Yala Glacier, Nepal - Case Study

    Langtang is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and bordering Tibet. Since 2011, it has been the focus of intense glaciological, meteorological, and hydrological fieldwork over the past four years as part of the Norwegian-supported cryosphere monitoring project (Cryosphere Monitoring Program CMP). In order to observe air temperature, wind speed, solar ...

  • Ultrasonic depth sensor to measure water levels

    The Dutch algae control company LG Sonic introduced an ultrasonic depth sensor to give the customers real-time insight in the water levels which allows them to adequately deal with water level fluctuations. Reservoirs used for industrial processes or the production of drinking water often deal with strong water level fluctuations. Due to events of high demand and evaporation, water levels in ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Arctic Lake Ice Systems Science (ALISS) - Seasonal Arctic Lake Freeze/Thaw Monitoring on Northern Alaska’s Coastal Plain - Case Study

    Alaska’s North Slope is often associated with cold weather, permafrost and oil production, however it is a diverse and beautiful landscape stemming northwards from the Brooks Range that supports an immense range of wildlife with its plethora of freshwater lakes. Researchers from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and the USGS, are looking at how regional changes in climate are influencing ...


    By BeadedStream

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