pyranometer News

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Instruments to measure solar radiation in the field of renewable energy

    In recent years, we have seen a marked increase in the demand for the construction of plants for the production of energy from renewable sources. Many efforts have been undertaken for the production of energy from sunlight, ...


    By Delta OHM S.r.L.

  • 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

  • Instruments at Wageningen University weather station registered solar eclipse

    The monitoring instruments at the Wageningen University weather station clearly registered the solar eclipse despite the thick cloud cover on 20 March. Around 10:36 h a strong reduction in radiation levels was discernible. For the human eye it was perceived as far less spectacular because of its adaptation capabilities. The meteorological instruments in weather station De Veenkampen belonging ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • New Generation of Solar Cars at the World Solar Challenge

    The bi-annual Panasonic World Solar Challenge is scheduled to take place in October this year. The Challenge is a prestigious race across Australia from North to South for vehicles fuelled exclusively by solar energy. The race lays the foundations for future developments in the field of renewable energy. Sixteen students from the Saxion Colleges and the University of Twente, The Netherlands, form ...


    By Kipp & Zonen

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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