Solar Energy

PV plant

Soiling Measurement is Included in IEC Standard 61724-1

For utility-scale PV plants the Performance Ratio (PR) is an important indicator of the efficiency of all the components used. Factors like solar irradiance, PV module temperature, module orientation, module...
Jadeite Award

DustIQ wins the Megawatt Jadeite Award at SNEC 2019, Shanghai

From 4 to 6 June 2019, “SNEC2019 International Solar Photovoltaic and Smart Energy (Shanghai) Exhibition and Conference" was successfully held in Shanghai, China. Kipp & Zonen exhibited at SNEC and...
DustIQ

Updated manual and software for DustIQ

Based on customer feedback we have updated our DustIQ manual and improved the Smart DustIQ Explorer software that is used to perform the setup. The most recent manual now is...

The future of Solar Power

When you think of renewable energies, what do you think of? Hydro power? Wind energy? In fact, they have proven to be the most popular in recent years. Hydro power...
Smart Hub

New Weatherproof Data and Power Hub for Smart Instruments

In response to customer demand for an easy way to connect together and power several of our digital Smart instruments, we have developed a new device specifically for this purpose;...
Energy Park

Soiling Research at Green Energy Park with DustIQ

One of the first to work with DustIQ was Green Energy Park to support the field tests of our research team. Since February 2018 the DustIQ is on their site...

How does fine dust affect solar systems?

A two-year MIT study revealed how air pollution negatively affects the performance of solar panels. The particles in the air prevent part of the incoming the solar irradiance to reach...
Solar Log

6 Views on the Subject of Soiling, Looking Back at SPI 2018

What better way to connect to our customers and update the Solar Industry than the presenting ourselves at the annual Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition? With a large booth and...
Pyranometer

Choosing the right data logger for your Kipp & Zonen CMP series pyranometer

Kipp & Zonen receives a lot of questions about whether a particular data logger is suitable for use with our instruments. These are mainly from the solar energy sector, where...
Albedometer

Albedo measurement for bifacial PV modules

Over the last year Kipp & Zonen has received a lot of questions about albedometers from customers working in the Solar Energy market. These came from engineers and researchers working...