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...
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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....
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hot Topics in Monitoring Solar Irradiance

We have a lot of contacts with existing and prospective customers in the solar energy industry; at exhibitions, in workshops or by email and through the Kipp & Zonen support...
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Solar modeling and monitoring granularity is increasing

The days of over-designing and over-building solar power plants to make up for unforeseen generation losses are gone. Thanks to the emerging solar strategy of pursuing every tenth of a...