Pyranometers News

  • Ground breaking Saildrone technology incorporates the Delta-T Devices SPN1 Pyranometer

    Delta-T Devices has revealed that its SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer is being used to record solar radiation data aboard two Saildrones on a six-month, 4,000 nautical mile mission to the equator and back. The aim is to develop and extend the work of the existing Tropical Pacific Observing System. Saildrones (pictured left) are highly innovative autonomous sailing drones, which can be remotely ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Delta-T Devices SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer used to monitor active volcano

    Researchers from Université de La Réunion have installed a Delta-T Devices Sunshine Pyranometer as part of a weather station on the crater’s edge of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The volcano, named Piton de la Fournaise “Peak of the Furnace” lies ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Delta-T Devices SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer used to monitor active volcano

    Researchers from Université de La Réunion have installed a Delta-T Devices Sunshine Pyranometer as part of a weather station on the crater’s edge of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The volcano, named Piton de la Fournaise “Peak ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • LG Sonic introduces Depth, GPS and Solar Radiation sensors for better algae prediction

    LG Sonic introduces a water level sensor to measure the depth of water reservoirs, and a pyranometer to measure sun radiation. Furthermore, LG Sonic has decided to incorporate a GPS sensor in their algae control system, the MPC-Buoy, in order to determine the exact location of each system accurately. The sensors can be integrated into the ...


    By LG Sonic

  • New low-cost pyranometer makes installation and measurement easy

    SR05 is the most affordable digital pyranometer meeting ISO 9060 second class requirements. Besides its attractive price, SR05 offers significant benefits for users installing and servicing solar radiation sensors. The new low cost pyranometer, manufactured by Hukseflux Thermal Sensors, is commercially available now. SR05 benefits: Industry standard digital outputs: easy implementation and ...

  • New SR25 pyranometer takes solar radiation measurement to the next level

    When measuring solar radiation professionally, measurement accuracy and data availability are key. Data availability is reduced by dew and frost deposition on the domes of traditional pyranometers, whether these are ventilated or not. Hukseflux Thermal Sensors has developed an ISO 9060 secondary standard pyranometer with sapphire outer dome and internal heater that solves these ...

  • Chinese Energy Giant uses Delta-T’s SPN1 Pyranometer to monitor their New 100MW Solar Farm in Hebei Province.

    The China Three Gorges Corporation, one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies, is using the Delta-T Devices SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer to monitor the performance of its huge new solar farm project in rural Quyang district - 230km southwest of Beijing. The solar farm is being built on more than 40 square kilometres of hilly, uncultivated land. The farm already has potential to ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Lufft Compact weather sensor with Secondary Standard to revolutionize PV-Monitoring

    As of now the Compact weather sensor from Lufft WS510-UMB, equipped with a Kipp & Zonen pyranometer of the secondary standards, unites the precision of a variety of meteorological individual sensors in a single all-in-one device for the first time. The sensor is simply installed with only one cable, this means a measurable lower effort of installation and maintenance as well as significantly ...

  • Lufft announces new weather sensors WS510- and WS700-UMB

    At the end of this year, the German measurement and control technology company Lufft launches two new smart weather sensors on the market. Thereby, Lufft enhances its portfolio and completes the WS-family with the sensors WS510-UMB and WS700-UMB. With the development of the new measurement sensors, Lufft penetrates into the solar market and responds to the needs of its clients worldwide ...

  • Calculate Direct-Normal Irradiance (DNI) with the SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer

    Photovoltaic developers and triallists find the SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer a valuable tool for research and for performance validation. When making PV investments, it is essential to identify the best locations. An SPN1 can be used to quantify the available global and diffuse radiation at ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • The new CMP10, because we know what makes a secondary standard pyranometer better

    Practice makes perfect, and as a result Kipp & Zonen launches a new addition to its well-known CMP series of pyranometers. The CMP10 is a secondary standard pyranometer that reduces maintenance and has the best price-quality-performance ratio on the market. The secret of this new development lies with the internal desiccant that does not require inspection or replacement for at least 10 ...


    By Kipp & Zonen

  • Improved reliability and accuracy with the new CVF4 Ventilation Unit

    Ventilation of radiometers improves the reliability and accuracy of the measurement by reducing dust on the dome, removing dew and rain droplets and melting frost and snow, which would otherwise affect the measurement. Kipp & Zonen introduces the CVF4, a new ventilation unit for its pyranometer and pyrgeometer range. The CVF4 is the best ventilation unit currently available for ...


    By Kipp & Zonen

  • C-WET India selects SGS Weather, Geonica and Hukseflux for solar resource

      C-WET India selects SGS Weather, Geonica and Hukseflux for solar resource assessment network The team of SGS Weather and Environmental Systems Private Ltd. (India), Geonica S.A. (Spain) and Hukseflux Thermal Sensors B.V. (The Netherlands) is chosen to supply measuring instruments and to install, commission and maintain a network of sixty ...

  • PVMET-150 Weather Station Released

    RainWise Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the PVMET-150, our next generation precision weather station for commercial and utility grade PV suppliers who require the highest caliber in sensors for exceptionally accurate monitoring data. The standard PVMET-150 comes with a precise second-class thermopile pyranometer to allow for dependable, bankable data, and is mounted on a tilting ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • 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 ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • ASTM international weathering and durability committee at work on field pyranometers standard

    While standards for outdoor calibration techniques for solar radiometers exist, there are currently no general standards that deal with issues of indoor calibration transfers between radiometers of different design. A proposed new ASTM standard, ASTM WK27263, Test Method for Indoor Transfer of Calibration from Reference to Field Pyranometers, will address in detail issues associated with ...

  • Network of 80 Swiss weather stations to use SPN1 from Delta-T Devices

    We are delighted to announce that MeteoSwiss are purchasing SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometers to equip their network at around 80 weather stations in Switzerland. This followed a two year instrument comparison and a collaborative development project between Delta-T and MeteoSwiss. The image shows an SPN1 on Guetsch mountain at 2300m above sea level. The SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer is an affordable ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Introducing the new hand-held display unit: METEON

    The latest addition to the Kipp & Zonen product portfolio, METEON is primarily intended to display real-time radiation values in Watt per square meter or PAR in micro Moll per square meter per second. The integrated data logging function and can store up to 3500 samples. It stores minimum, maximum and average values per logging interval. The light weight, small size and long battery life make it ...


    By Kipp & Zonen

  • SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer Released

    The new Sunshine Pyranometer type SPN1 measures global (total) and diffuse radiation, and sunshine state – all in one instrument ! It is easy to use and needs no routine adjustment or polar alignment. The SPN1 is a meteorological class instrument designed for long-term outdoor exposure, and is an affordable alternative to traditional shade-ring pyranometers, the Campbell-Stokes and other ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

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