Hot Topics in Monitoring Solar Irradiance

Pyranometer

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 system. Many of the same issues keep coming up, in one form or another. So, we have decided to put together a whitepaper that addresses […]

DustIQ wins the Megawatt Jadeite Award at SNEC 2019, Shanghai

Jadeite Award

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 presented its innovative new product DustIQ for soiling measurement to the “SNEC Top 10 Highlights” selection committee. Kipp & Zonen and the Chinese Meteorology team […]

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

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 users are less familiar with the signal output than in meteorology and climate research. Let me share my experiences on dataloggers to you. I will […]

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 […]

New Generation of UV Radiometers UVA, UVB and UVE

SUV series

After more than 15 years of setting the standard in UV measurements, our well-known UVS series of Radiometers are being replaced with a new generation; the SUV series. Based on the established SUV5 ‘total’ UV radiometer, there is now a family of broadband UV radiometers for the measurement of specific types of ultraviolet radiation. This […]

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 […]

Tech-Tipp: Datatransmission between two OTT netDLs via IP

This Tech-Tipp explains how to couple two OTT netDL dataloggers to exchange measured data. This is really helpful in data monitoring or measuring systems with a redundant structure.  Coupling of two OTT netDLs can be realized via a direct connection with a crossed Ethernet cable and also via local networks or via the Internet. Download […]

Thank You Solar Energy Industry for the Award!

Solar Power Award

Solar radiation monitoring has become a standard practice at solar energy plants. And almost every power plant uses pyranometers. Since the launch of our Smart interface the user friendliness of our pyranometers has been much improved. The solar industry has recognised this and we are honoured to have received the Solar+Power ‘Energy Usage Enabling Award’. […]

Preparing for the World Solar Challenge with SMP10 Pyranometers

Solar Team

The NUON Solar Team has arrived in the tropical city of Darwin, Australia to prepare for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge starting on the 18th of October. In the past months the 15 students of the Dutch team from the Delft University of Technology have developed, tested and built the Nuna8 solar car. Lighter than […]