Solar Energy

Weather station Lufft WS600 at solar PV plant.

Building an Effective Meteorological Station for Solar PV

Weather conditions have a huge influence on photovoltaic output. Even intermittent cloud cover can have a dramatic effect on incident solar energy, while other factors like air temperature, wind direction...
MeteorologySolar Energy
DustIQ Soiling Sensor next to PV modules

Soiling Sensor DustIQ: Firmware Update Improves Response and Handling

The pioneering soiling monitoring system Kipp & Zonen DustIQ is becoming even better. From now on, OTT HydroMet provides the DustIQ with a new firmware that simplifies both handling and...
Solar Energy

Whitepaper: Reshaping The Renewable Energy Landscape With “Floatovoltaics”

Colocation is a growing trend within the energy industry, with sources such as wind, solar, geothermal and battery storage solutions being joined to optimize power generation. If a recent study...
Solar Energy

Impressions from Intersolar 2022 – Solar Industry on the Move

2022 has kicked off with a bang. As one of the first major events in the industry, Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America have been face-to-face during the...
Solar Energy
Pyrheliometer in front of a mountain area

A trip to the Swiss village where the world calibrates its solar monitoring instruments

Measuring the energy of the sun precisely is not as easy as tracking distances or weight. To set an international standard for solar monitoring instruments radiometers, the World Radiation Centre in Davos, Switzerland, holds comparison...
MeteorologySolar Energy

OTT HydroMet Systems Not Affected by the Java Vulnerability Issue

Important Statement: OTT HydroMet environmental monitoring systems are not affected by the current Java log4j vulnerability issue. Java Situation Media and government institutions reported Log4j vulnerability in versions 2.0 to...
HydrologyMeteorologySolar Energy
Man reading a book

Top 5 Most Read Blog Articles 2021

2021 is slowly passing by. Scrolling through the articles we’ve published throughout the year reflects the trends and challenges in the meteorological community. From new airport weather guidelines to innovative...
MeteorologySolar Energy

Solar Podcast: Back from Intersolar 2021 – Learnings and Innovations

Starting with uncertain expectations, Intersolar Europe has turned into an overwhelming success. Although Covid-19 and its effects still pose challenges, the solar industry looks ahead optimistically. The OTT HydroMet booth...
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