Wind Monitoring News

  • New water velocity sensor is built for reliability

    OTT Hydromet has launched a new non-contact surface velocity radar (SVR) sensor that dramatically improves the simplicity and reliability of stream, river and open channel measurements. Located safely above the water flow, the instrument is protected from the harmful effects of storms and floods, and can be easily integrated into a remote monitoring system.    A number of key features ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Lufft weather sensor supported Belgian team during Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017

    The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the most popular competitions for solar vehicles in the world. The spectacular race took place in mid-October and encompassed 3,000 kilometres across Australia. With the help of the Lufft WS504 intelligent weather sensor, the Belgian Punch Powertrain Solar Team finished in the top three. "The Australian solar race is among the most challenging in ...

  • PCE Instruments launched 3 new sound level meters

    PCE Instruments recently launched 3 brand-new and highly accurate class 1 and 2 sound level meters. These have been designed to tackle the wide-spread problem of noise at the workplace which can cause health issues. However, with their many functions, they can be used in many other areas of application. An alarming number of employees worldwide has to deal with unacceptable noise levels ...


    By PCE Instruments

  • Hurricane Maria’s Direct Hit Causes Widespread Property Damage across Puerto Rico

    One of the strongest hurricanes in the history of Puerto Rico made landfall last week. Hurricane Maria brought life-threatening winds, heavy rains, flooding and storm surge that destroyed or damaged countless structures across the islands. Incredibly, this was the second time this month that homes and buildings in Puerto Rico were ravaged by a hurricane.    This latest natural disaster ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Reinforced heating: The new Ventus-X from Lufft for extreme locations

    Summer is drawing to an end and the cold season is approaching. Reason enough for the Lufft sensor company to introduce an upgraded version of the VENTUS ultrasonic wind sensor – the VENTUS-X. The revised sensor is equipped with an enhanced 240-watt heater and is available from now on. To get it ready for the market, Avinor, the Norwegian airport integrator, put the VENTUS-X to the test ...

  • WS601 on `Willi Wien Tower` of the German National Metrology Institute

    We supplied the amateur radio interest group DL0PTB located in the German Metrology Institute (PTB), Braunschweig with a WS601 weather station. For a few weeks a WS601 installed on the 50 meter high Willi Wien Tower is in operation now. "Because of the exposed location, we have long desired to set up a professional weather station, as weather influences are decisive for the radio ...

  • AXYS FLiDAR first to Stage 3 on Carbon Trust Roadmap

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce we have met all of the Stage 3 performance criteria outlined in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for Floating LiDAR Technology (OWA Roadmap). Since the initial deployment of our flagship FLiDAR system in 2009, along with the acquisition of FLiDAR NV in September 2015, AXYS’ FLiDAR buoys have successfully completed or ...

  • Lufft wind sensors on Argentine research station in the Antarctica

    Reliable even in eternal ice: 20 Lufft wind sensors are installed at the oldest Argentine Antartica research base which is still in operation. Did you know that the oldest still operated Argentine research station in the Antartica is equipped with 20 Lufft wind sensors since 2011? The Lufft WS200 sensors reliably and continuously deliver info on wind directions and ...

  • Climate change promises rough ride for airlines

    Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149% because of climate change. That is because global warming, driven in part by the colossal fossil fuel consumption of today’s massive global jetliner ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Worth reading: latest issue of Meteorological Technology International Magazine

    Discover our article about Lufft wind sensors on page 76 of the latest Meteorological Technology International issue - a leading magazine of the meteo industry. No matter whether ski resorts, TV towers or maritime measurement networks: Ultrasonic wind sensor VENTUS endures even the most extrem conditions reliably. Discover some success stories and technical details in the latest ...

  • AXYS Technologies presenting at Ocean Business 2017 in Southampton, UK

    AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) will be exhibiting at Ocean Business 2017 at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, UK. Visitors to the AXYS booth will learn about the AXYS range of solutions including the market leading WindSentinel FLiDAR, the unique ...

  • Webinar Smart PV Monitoring with Smart Weather Sensors

    Udo Kronmüller, our Expert for Solar Monitoring held a webinar about best practise in various uses of smart weather sensors in PV monitoring applications.  He discussed in this webinar how, in addition to solar radiation, other environmental factors such as temperature, wind, precipitation and lightnings also affect the productivity and stability of utilities. The long-term ...

  • Faraday Future Uses RainWise PortLog Station to Monitor Test Track

    Faraday Future, an emerging electric car company based in Los Angelas, California, uses a RainWise PortLog weather station to monitor the weather conditions in their 0-60 MPH acceleration video. Weather conditions can obviously make a huge difference in car racing and everyday driving. This is why RainWise weather stations are used in a wide range of applications, including vehicle testing ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • RainWise, Inc. Announces New Davis-Compatible Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

    Continuing the progression of their top of the line wind sensors, LCJ Capteurs provides us another superior ultrasonic wind sensor, the Sonic-Anemo-DZP. This fully autonomous ultrasonic wind sensor powers itself through its built in solar panel requiring no additional power. It is well suited for remote installations where power consumption makes a difference. The "Plug & Play" LCJ ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • First global wind speed data from UK TechDemoSat-1 open new prospects for weather monitoring and forecasting

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and ...

  • Biral Contributes to Chinese-Approved Meteorological System

    The IMS4 AWOS has been approved by the CAAC for applications across Chinese airports, to help the organisation to detect and monitor current weather conditions and judge the meteorological impact on operations. The certification approves the MicroStep-MIS IMS4 AWOS, including Biral’s VPF-730, for all new airports in China under the CAAC’s five year plan to build around 10 new ...

  • Nor-Cal Controls Tahoe Met Station simplifies Data Gathering

    New solar PV farm projects require the use of meteorological (MET) weather stations to achieve and maintain efficiencies critical to power and revenue generation. Nor-Cal Controls ES, Inc. has meticulously engineered the Tahoe™ MET station to meet and exceed the exacting demands of this new industry using Lufft’s weather ...

  • Renewables rise to 16.8% of U.S. electricity production in H1 2016

    With aggressive policy moves in leading states including California and New York as well as the extension of federal tax credits, the United States has been rapidly growing its renewable energy markets in recent years. However, there is still a long way to go to catch up with European nations, as revealed in the latest electricity generation figures by the U.S. Department of ...


    By pv magazine

  • Aclara Buys Tollgrade’s Grid Sensor Tech to Bolster Its Smart Meter Profile

    Aclara, a mid-sized smart metering player that got a bit bigger when it bought GE’s metering business in November, has now added grid sensors and software to its portfolio. On Thursday, the St. Louis-based company announced it’s ...


    By Greentech Media

  • State of the Ultrasonic Art

    Non-contacting ultrasonic equipment has, for many years, been the default method to measure level and flow within the water and waste water industries. The combination of reliability and low maintenance, coupled with the sophistication of the most recent systems have meant that thousands upon thousands of applications worldwide call upon this most well proven of technologies. Ultrasonic ...

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