Kipp & Zonen

Kipp & Zonen provides scientific solutions to the climatology, agronomy, hydrology, public health, renewable energy, environmental and industrial markets for the measurement of solar radiation and atmospheric properties. We design, manufacture and sell world-wide instruments for measuring solar radiation, from the Ultraviolet to the Far Infrared, including sun trackers and accessories. The Brewer Spectrophotometer, Scintillometers, Sky Radiometers, Temperature Profilers and LIDAR systems all form part of our Atmospheric Science Instruments range.

Company details

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Meteorological Monitoring
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Kipp & Zonen provides class-leading instruments for measuring solar radiation and atmospheric properties in Meteorology, Climatology, Hydrology, Industry, Renewable Energy, Agriculture and Public Health.

Kipp & Zonen is the specialist in the measurement of solar and sky radiation, from the ultraviolet to the far infrared. We offer a complete range of high quality instrumentation and accessories, from reliable cost-effective products to the best performance available. Our pyranometers, for example, are used in meteorological networks around the world.

Furthermore, our expertise and close links with the scientific community have led to high-end solutions for the measurement of atmospheric properties such as stratospheric Ozone, UV Spectra and evapo-transpiration.

Our mission is to satisfy the fundamental need to monitor atmospheric properties related to climate change, classical meteorology, agriculture, renewable energy and the available water budget.

Kipp & Zonen is an independent organisation with its head office in Delft, The Netherlands. This is where the heart lies of our passion for the profession with the following specialised departments:

  • Research & Development of products, technology and software
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Service & Calibration
  • Manufacture & Quality Control
  • Logistics, Purchase & Finance


To support the countless and various Kipp & Zonen customers around the world, we have offices in:

  • France
  • The United States of America
  • Singapore

Our international network of distributors provides local sales and service in over 40 countries.

All our company processes, from production to marketing, comply to the international standard of ISO. Our ISO 9001:2008 certificate is available as a download here.
We supportthe RoHS and are a member of the Dutch WEEE recycling network (Wecycle) and therefore will subcontract the collection, transport and disposal of the returned instruments as appropriate.

Kipp & Zonen is a member of The Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry (HMEI).
The association's goal is to establish and maintain communication between developers, manufacturers and service providers within the hydro-meteorological instruments and systems industry worldwide and to provide a forum for discussion and resolution of matters of mutual concern.