Albedo measurement for bifacial PV modules

Albedometer

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 with bifacial PV modules. Bifacial simply means that the back of the PV module has a glass panel, instead of an opaque metallized backing, and […]

Sahara Dust at our Office in Delft

DustIQ

On the morning of Tuesday April 10th I noticed a thin layer of sand on my car. As I was driving to the office I heard the news bulletin mention that the beautiful sun rise was due to Sahara sand in the air. This made me realize that we might have a real soiling event […]

The DustIQ arrives at the Green Energy Park

Dust IQ

One month ago, on valentine’s day, I got up at 4 in the morning. Not to surprise my wife with a breakfast but to catch a flight to Marrakesh in Morocco to visit the Green Energy Park of IRESEN (Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies). With me I brought two new DustIQ’s PV […]

Successful DustIQ Test Installation in Southern Spain

DustIQ Installation

I’ve just returned from Spain where I installed a new test setup for DustIQ at Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA). This solar research site is located in the Tabernas Desert, 30 km from Almeria and is a perfect location to challenge our DustIQ to a dusty environment. This desert is also the stage for some […]