Solar Energy

Soiling Monitoring System DustIQ

Questions & Answers: The Importance of Soiling Monitoring & Mitigation

In June 2021, our Application Development Manager Damon Nitzel participated in a webinar hosted by pv magazine. Joining forces with Troy Morlan of Nor-Cal Controls, and Carla Dawson of Relysm,...
Solar Energy

Weather Monitoring for C&I PV Installations

The potential across the solar energy market does not cease to grow. In the latest episode of OTT CAST, we take a look at the rapidly growing Commercial and Industrial...
Solar Energy

OTT HydroMet calls out the Earth Day Challenge

What will come after the hottest decade on record? With unprecedented heatwaves and an increasing number of extreme weather events during the past ten years, the message of 2021’s Earth...
HydrologyMeteorologySolar Energy

Spectral Selectivity vs. Spectral Error: Shedding Light on ISO 9060:2018

In late 2018, the ISO 9060 standard for solar radiometers underwent a remarkable update that brought significant changes on the classification of solar radiation measurement quality. At first glance, ISO...
Solar Energy

The Main Learnings from 2020’s Solar Events

2020 has been an informative year for the solar industry. In times of cancelled trade shows and conferences due to Covid-19, the solar community has tapped the potential of virtual...
Solar Energy
PV plant

OTT HydroMet’s Solar Energy Insights

Solar Energy has grown out to be one of Kipp & Zonen’s core application markets, but within the OTT HydroMet organization Lufft is also a key supplier to solar energy....
Solar Energy
PV plant

What poses the greatest environmental hazard for solar energy? Dust!

Solar energy has emerged as the best technology in the world for new energy installations, with rapidly spreading global acceptance driven by mega-programs, unbelievably at ever lower costs. Technology advances...
Solar Energy
SmartExplorer

Just released SmartExplorer 2.0.2.0

With the release of SmartExplorer v2020 there is now one software release that supports all Kipp & Zonen Smart instruments and the DustIQ. The manual has been updated and extended to...
Solar Energy
PV Plant

Dilus Instrumentación y Sistemas S.A. installed and commissioned the largest Solar Park in Europe

This largest European solar plant, which has been in operation since April 6th, has an installed capacity of 500MW. It is owned by Iberdrola, a Spanish multinational electric utility company...
Solar Energy
PV Plant Sunset

New accessory: PMU485 Smart Setup Hub

The PMU485 Smart Setup Hub connecting your PC to any Smart Kipp & Zonen instrument. Kipp & Zonen not only designs high quality Smart solar radiation measuring instruments, but we...
Solar Energy
PV Plant Sunset

Bifacial Photovoltaics are on the Rise: Check out our Guide for the How’s an the Why’s

Bifacial photovoltaics may not yet be mainstream, but definitely on the rise. Ask the people in Solar Industry and they will tell you that bifacial photovoltaics is the way to...
Solar Energy
Pyranometer PV Plant

How Trimark Boosts Efficiency of Photovoltaic Plants with Precise Meteorological Data

We all know that fluctuations in the output of a photovoltaics plant are inevitable and can occur for lots of reasons. Due to these fluctuations plant operators run the risk...
Solar Energy