Solar Energy

ISO 9060 Class A Pyranometers provide the most accurate measurements of solar irradiance

Class A Pyranometers: Choosing the Right Type for Your PV Plant

To ensure top performance of solar PV installations, leading irradiance measurement instrumentation is required for both site assessment and resource monitoring. The quality of pyranometers and pyrheliometers is defined by...
MeteorologySolar Energy
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Newsletter – SPOTTLIGHT 02/24

This is the web version of the OTT HydroMet Newsletter. If you want to receive the email, you can subscribe here by choosing 'Solutions, Products and News'. Greetings reader, A...
HydrologyMeteorologySolar Energy

Podcast: Analog or Smart Sensor? Choosing the Right Instrument

Food for geeks! Most measurement instruments are either analog or smart. This applies to our Kipp & Zonen portfolio for solar irradiance monitoring, too. But which one to choose for...
MeteorologySolar Energy
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Newsletter – SPOTTLIGHT 01/24

This is the web version of the OTT HydroMet Newsletter. If you want to receive the email, you can subscribe here by choosing 'Solutions, Products and News'. Greetings reader, As...
HydrologyMeteorologySolar Energy

Podcast: Meet the Dutch Couple Who Drove to Cape Town and Back

Special Holidays Episode! This Dutch couple has seen quite a big part of the world. Maarten van Pel and Renske Cox always have been passionate travelers. But one day, they...
Solar Energy
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Tracking the Sun’s Path for the World’s Largest Solar Concentrator

In early 2023, the world’s largest and most efficient solar concentrator was installed in Western India to power a hospital and research center. The impressive construction will produce steam for...
Solar Energy
Sun Trackers Kipp & Zonen RaZON+ (left) and SOLYS2

How to Choose the Right Sun Tracker?

A complete measurement of solar irradiance includes global (GHI), direct (DNI), and diffuse (DHI or DIF) radiation. To accomplish this, a high-quality solar monitoring station typically comprises an automatic sun...
MeteorologySolar Energy

Podcast: Introduction to PV Soiling – Background, Impact, and Treatment Options

Dirty PV modules generate less energy than clean ones. This phenomenon called “soiling” sums up to losses of several billion dollars every year. Cleaning increases efficiency, but comes at a...
Solar Energy

OTT HydroMet Supports HydroSKIN Project

OTT HydroMet experts Katja Weber, Application Development Manager and Torsten Dose, Technical Support Manager recently attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a  unique monitoring application. This cutting-edge, innovative engineering project is...
HydrologyMeteorologySolar Energy

Webinar: How to Process and Interpret Soiling Data

PV modules perform best when they are clean. When contamination collects on the surface of modules, sunlight is blocked from reaching the PV cell, thus reducing the amount of electricity...
Solar Energy

Top 5 Most Read Blog Articles 2022

The information and stories people look for tell a lot about a certain period. In 2022, the most read articles on this blog show a growing interest in solar energy...
HydrologyMeteorologySolar Energy
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How Trimark Boosts Efficiency of PV 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