solar radiation monitor News

  • 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.

  • Keeping an Eye on National Radiation

    Untitled Document The software and environment specialist TechniData modernises the radioactivity monitoring network in Ireland. The new monitoring network for the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland ...


  • New High-Accuracy Solar Radiation Sensor Integrated with Weather Station

    On a recent project for Swinerton Renewable Energy, Columbia Weather integrated the newly released Hukseflux SR20 solar sensor into a new weather monitoring system. SR20 is a pyranometer of the highest category in the ISO 9060 classification system: secondary standard. This solar radiation sensor is used where the highest measurement accuracy is required. The weather station utilizes an Acromag ...

  • 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 ...

  • Predicting the radiation risk to European Space Agency astronauts

    European scientists have developed the most accurate method yet for predicting the doses of radiation that astronauts will receive aboard the orbiting European laboratory module, Columbus, attached to the ISS this week.  The new software package accurately simulates the physics of radiation particles passing through spacecraft walls and human bodies. Such techniques will be essential to use for ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • 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

  • 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.

  • New climatology on clouds and radiation from weather satellite data

    The properties and distribution of clouds around the globe are important to climate research. There is now a 28-year compilation of clouds and radiation – a cloud climatology – based on data from polar satellites. The Earth’s climate is largely determined by incoming solar radiation. Clouds help to reflect some of the radiation away. “Roughly 30 per cent of the ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Rainforest monitoring network deployed in Amazon

    Using open-access software and power saving technologies, researchers have developed an easily deployed, low-cost network for monitoring large areas of the Amazon rainforest. This Peruvian study shows that environmental information, such as soil moisture and rates of photosynthesis, can be recorded and uploaded to the internet without having to make repeated visits to remote areas. The Amazon ...

  • 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

  • Decagon`s environmental stations allow for customized monitoring

    The ability to accurately measure environmental parameters on a local scale is becoming an increasing need worldwide, whether you’re a hydrologist, an environmental researcher, or even a farmer. It is evident now that the environmental conditions and forecasts for one location cannot always be extrapolated for nearby areas. Due to differences in terrain, elevation, and topography, a rain ...


    By Decagon Devices, Inc.

  • More efficient solar power with space technology

    A new system from an Italian company uses weather satellite data to estimate the potential of solar cell power plants and monitor their performance. The approach helps to give a faster return on investments in clean solar energy. Solar cells have been used for many years to power pocket calculators and, more recently, street signs, garden lighting and other small devices. But since the need ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • 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 ...

  • EUMETSAT and EC agree to cooperate on monitoring climate change

    EUMETSAT and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed a Collaboration Agreement that will allow both institutions to combine their efforts in addressing the environmental challenge currently posed by climate change, with a clear focus on developing countries. The agreement foresees the provision of data generated by the JRC’s African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

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