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 (C&I) segment. C&I scale plants combine advantages of smaller and larger installations: Being flexible in size and power output, C&I installations equipped with storage capacities […]

Between Ski Jumping Hill and Heaven – Weather Assistance at Major Events

Nordischer Kombinierer beim Sprung von der Schanze in Oberstdorf

The World’s best ski jumpers and cross-country skiers have gathered in Oberstdorf, Germany, at the Nordic Ski World Championships. However, one of the leading parts is played by an experienced meteorologist. Joachim Schug from DTN knows a thing or two about the perils awaiting the host and the athletes between mountains and valleys. Some sports […]

Measuring Air Quality in Switzerland’s Lofty Mountains with Pluvio²

Weather station in alpine summer landscape

Inaccessibly shimmering from the distance as white giants, but the mountains are sensitive on the events in the plains. Amid the Swiss Alps, at the Alpine Research Station Furka (ALPFOR) on 2440 meters a.s.l., scientists are investigating the impact of humans on alpine nature. For their versatile work, they mainly use instruments by OTT HydroMet. […]

The Ozone Hole and its Impact on Earth

Red evening sky

The ozone layer above Earth can be compared to an umbrella which protects us from the rain. But there’s a hole in the umbrella, and we are slowly but surely getting wet. At first it’s just a little, then more and more until at some point we will be completely in the rain. The ozone […]