Weather conditions have a huge influence on photovoltaic output. Even intermittent cloud cover can have a dramatic effect on incident solar energy, while other factors like air temperature, wind direction and speed, precipitation, humidity and air pressure can all influence the efficiency of solar cells. Monitoring weather conditions accurately is crucial in order to understand […]
2021 is slowly passing by. Scrolling through the articles we’ve published throughout the year reflects the trends and challenges in the meteorological community. From new airport weather guidelines to innovative sensor technologies to deep dives on wind and solar radiation measurements – these are our five most read articles of 2021.
Strong winds can endanger people and material. The potential of damage depends not only on the maximum wind speed, but also on the duration and thus the transported energy of the wind. For this reason (and because of measurement system differences), meteorologists use the size of the gust instead of the maximum speed peak. Read […]