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  • 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 ...

  • CWS Weather Stations go to Washington for Solar Decathlon

    Two teams have elected to use Orion Weather Stations to monitor weather parameters for their houses submitted for the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. With a goal of net-zero energy consumption, weather conditions will directly affect the homes' operational systems. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon brings together 20 teams from universities around the world ...

  • Weather monitoring for energy efficiency

    Orion LX Weather Station from Columbia Weather Systems assisted the Refract House in its third place win at the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. The goal of the bi-annual competition is to design and build net-zero energy houses. A joint venture by Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts, Refract House utilizes weather data to improve energy efficiency of HVAC systems and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Onset introduces new weather station starter kit

    Onset Computer Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of data loggers, today introduced the HOBO Weather Station Starter Kit, a new weather monitoring kit that combines the company’s most rugged, research-grade data logging weather station with a suite of plug-and-play weather sensors. Ideal for agricultural research, ecology studies, wind monitoring, and other applications, the new weather ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • Cornell IPM Division purchases RainWise weather stations

    Twelve units of the MKIII weather stations manufactured by RainWise, Inc., of Bar Harbor, Maine, have been purchased by the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) division of Cornell University, New York. IPM has, since 1996, been collecting weather data in an effort to track and forecast the optimum conditions for certain insects and plant diseases. This data then assists farmers in their pest and ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Wireless Weather Station breaks the one-mile range

    RainWise, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of affordable weather stations in the U.S. and abroad, has dramatically expanded the range of their popular, solar powered, MKIII weather station to a one mile range (LOS). This vastly surpasses other comparable weather stations on the market, where the current long range distance is 1000 feet. Another breakthrough feature for this modified product ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Weather as Art

    Normally utilized by industrial and government applications, Columbia Weather Systems' Orion Weather Station is featured as an instrument of music in a new art installation in the lobby of a new Microsoft building in Redmond, Wash. Portland-area artist Ethan Rose has created "Elements", a permanent art installation that interprets the weather with music. ...

  • Compact Weather Station - Now with free online data viewing and sharing

    The Delta-T Devices WS-GP1 Weather Station is a complete, portable, research-grade solution for recording weather data. It can be carried by one person, set up in minutes, and requires minimal maintenance. The WS-GP1’s sensors measure ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • New Pulsar Weather Stations Offer All-in-One Sensor with Multiple Configurations

    Columbia Weather Systems introduces the new line of Pulsar™ Weather Stations, an all-in-one sensor family with multiple meteorological parameter configurations. These high-accuracy, robust sensor modules all include electronic compass for automatic orientation of wind direction. Parameter measurement options ...

  • New weather station with built-in compass for auto-align wind measurements

    The all-new Magellan Weather Station™ from Columbia Weather Systems combines a rugged multi-parameter weather sensor with an internal compass for critical weather monitoring with automatic wind direction alignment. The Magellan sensor module integrates an internal fluxgate compass with a sonic anemometer for wind measurement and sensors for temperature, relative humidity, and barometric ...

  • Compact Weather Station – Now with Free Online Data Viewing and Sharing

    The Delta-T Devices WS-GP1 Weather Station is a complete, portable, research-grade solution for recording weather data. It can be carried by one person, set up in minutes, and requires minimal maintenance. The WS-GP1’s sensors measure rainfall, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Panel Temperature Monitoring Optimizes Solar Panel Efficiency

    A specialized panel temperature sensor has been developed by Columbia Weather Systems for weather station applications monitoring solar panel arrays. The new sensor is available for Capricorn 2000EX Weather Stations™ or any CWS Weather Station using the ...

  • Introducing Our NEW Quick Deploy (QD) H-Series Portable Weather Stations

    FTS is pleased to announce that we have expanded our product offering to include our Quick Deploy (QD) H-Series, specifically for our hydrological and meteorological markets. The QD H-Series can be supplied with a built-in H1RS or H2 datalogger or support interchanging of standalone H1RS or H2 dataloggers. All our QD’s ...


    By FTS

  • Italian Cruise Ship to Carry Air Pollution Monitoring Station

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 3, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission and the Italian cruise line Costa Crociere have launched a new way of monitoring human generated pollution of the atmosphere that the Commission says is essential to improving understanding of climate change. The holiday guests cruising the Mediterranean will probably never see it, but an automatic air pollution monitoring ...

  • EPA Installs Prototype Solar-Powered Monitoring System at Durham Library

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with Durham County, N.C., announced the Village Green Project that will make local air quality conditions available in real time to the public for research and educational purposes. The research project involves the installation and testing of a solar-powered air monitoring system that measures pollutants. EPA built the system ...

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