direct solar radiation monitoring News

  • Weather Stations Monitor Solar Panel Arrays

    Columbia Weather Systems has added two ISO second-class compliant solar radiation sensors as options for its Weather MicroServer to improve monitoring the efficiency of solar panel arrays. The Kipp and Zonen (top) and Hukseflux thermopile-based sensors can be mounted horizontally for global radiation measurement or at plane of array (POA) for PV solar applications. With high performance and ...

  • Delta Ohm 2 axes meteorologic anemometer HD52.3 ( with temperature, humidity, pressure, solar radiation)

    The instruments of the series HD52.3D… are 2 axes ultrasonic static anemometers for measuring: • Wind speed and direction, U-V Cartesian components of wind speed, • Relative Humidity and Temperature (option, code “17”), • Diffuse Solar Radiation (option, code “P”), • Barometric pressure (option, code “4”).All models are ...


    By Delta OHM S.r.L.

  • 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.

  • Soil climate monitoring in Antarctica

    Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, has an area of about 14 million sq. km. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice, which averages about 2100 m thick. This vast ice sheet contains the earth’s largest fresh water reserve. Of the ice-free ground, only 0.3% is available for soils to form. Currently there are seven soil climate stations in Antarctica, which monitor a range of ambient ...

  • Weather Monitoring for Conservation at Fish Barrier

    Migration of the invasive Asian Carp through the Mississippi River system into the Great Lakes has the potential to devastate native fisheries throughout the region. Smith-Root, an environmental engineering firm, has developed a proprietary technology for an electric fish barrier to prevent such migration. Their technology uses the most efficient electric field pattern for guiding the fish with ...

  • Pakistan expands glacier monitoring network

    Pakistan is expanding its glacier monitoring network into the higher Himalayas to better assess climate change impacts  in the upper Indus basin and related flood hazards. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, helped the Pakistan Meteorological ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CWS Adds Par Sensor for Customer to Monitor New Fuel Process

    In collaboration with customer Joule Unlimited, Columbia Weather Systems has added a quantum sensor option to measure photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) – solar radiation in the spectral range 400-700 nm. The sensor can be added to any CWS weather station with a Weather MicroServer. The quantum sensor is useful for applications such as greenhouse ...

  • Onset Announces Green Roof Monitoring System

    Onset (http://www.onsetcomp.com), a leading supplier of data loggers and weather stations, today announced the HOBO® Green Roof Monitoring System, a research-grade system for measuring the performance of green roofs. Providing reliable performance in harsh rooftop conditions, the 15-channel system enables users to quickly and easily monitor green roof conditions, ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • Soluzione Solare presents the solarimeter `Sunmeter` at the 24th EU PV SEC

    In a solar PV system, by measuring solar radiation, we can determine whether, at a given moment, the facility is operating correctly or underperforming. As it yields with “feed in tariff” this check is unquestionably important during the testing phase and also during normal operation, if the facility is of a certain size. “Soluzione Solare” is an Italian company which has developed from a small ...


    By Soluzione Solare

  • WWEM 2012 announces details of process monitoring conference

    The organisers of WWEM 2012 have announced details of the process monitoring conference that will take place at the Telford event on 7th November 2012. Entitled ‘2012 Update on Regulation and Certification’ the presentations will be of interest to any municipal or industrial organisation with a discharge consent, in addition to consultants, contractors, instrument manufacturers, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Making CSP viable – Solar Millennium explain the key to the future of the technology

    The move towards CSP yield optimisation has a number of causes and a number of solutions – and the opportunity now exists to give the technology long-term viability.  In the build-up to the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe Conference & Expo (31 May – 1 June, Seville), Solar Millennium explained to CSP Today exactly how the company is making optimisation a driving strategy for ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • New generation of Chinese environmental monitoring satellite now in orbit

    China has successfully launched the first of its new generation of polar-orbiting meteorological satellites, Fengyun-3A. Fengyun-3A was launched on 27 May 2008 from Taiyuan satellite launch centre in Shanxi Province of China. The payload of this new generation spacecraft is comprised of a complex suite of instruments including visible and infrared imagers, infrared and microwave sounders, a ...

  • Common calculation method of the solar thermal energy produced worldwide now available

    Energy Statistics should include the estimation of the solar thermal energy produced and, with this objective in mind, the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA-SHC) and major solar thermal industry associations agreed on a common calculation method to estimate the annual solar collector energy output in kWh. With this method it will be simpler ...

  • WWEM 2012 to focus on the quality of monitoring - Process Conference (7th November)

    WWEM 2012, the 5th in a series of highly successful environmental monitoring events, will return to the Telford International Centre on 7th and 8th November 2012 to provide visitors with the latest information on regulations, standards, methods and technologies employed in laboratory, field and process monitoring applications. Organised in conjunction with the Environment Agency and the Water ...

  • Solarcentury installs a 5 megawatts solar park in Great Britain using SolarMax inverters

    One of the largest solar parks in Great Britain has sprung up on Mingay Farm in Cambridgeshire. The British company Solarcentury installed the 14 hectare park with an output of five megawatts. In the County of Cambridgeshire solar radiation is good, comparable with that in the south of Germany . The 19,960 solar modules installed in the Mingay Farm project generate enough energy to ...

  • Lake monitoring system at Lake Dardanelle an unexpected catch for B.A.S.S. Elite Series Tournament participants

    To demonstrate information and scientific monitoring capabilities, researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey Arkansas Water Science Center installed a Lake Diagnostic System (LDS) provided by Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. in Lake Dardanelle for the Diamond Drive Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament, which took place from March 26 – 29, 2009. The LDS (now LakeESP) is a floating system ...

  • New sun tracker with integrated GPS: SOLYS 2

    SOLYS 2 is a completely new sun tracker from Kipp & Zonen. It has Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) levels of performance and reliability. It brings to the sun tracker market distinctive design, innovative features, performance, quality and unprecedented ease of use. Increasing interest in solar radiation monitoring Interest in high quality solar radiation monitoring is increasing in ...


    By Kipp & Zonen

  • 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 ...

  • Scientists let the sun shine in at Lauder

    Scientists based at NIWA’s research station in Central Otago are undertaking a new set of experiments to determine how the atmosphere affects the performance of solar panels. The station at Lauder, 35km from Alexandra, is having photovoltaic panels installed that will be capable of generating 18KW of electricity at their peak – almost enough to power the huge array of specialist ...

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