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Where to place DustIQ in a PV plant

[fa icon="calendar'] February 12, 2018 / by Xander van Mechelen posted in DustIQ, Soiling

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Measuring dust and soiling ratio is a new field of science. There are many opinions about it, but there is no large history of data and experience in measurements. Although the spot measurement of DustIQ is very precise, it is wise to do interpretation and use common sense when extrapolating the measurement value to the whole PV plant, or a part of it, for decision making. The DustIQ measurement value is true, but the question is whether this value is representative for the whole PV park.

 

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Intersolar Kickstarts Kipp & Zonen’s New Products: DustIQ and RT1

[fa icon="calendar'] June 13, 2017 / by Xander van Mechelen posted in Intersolar, DustIQ, rt1

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Two weeks ago already, Intersolar’s 2017 show was over. It was a good exhibition. Lots of innovations could be found and, as always, Intersolar Europe is a very efficient place for networking and relationship management. Our new innovation DustIQ proved to be very welcome to the solar industry.

It was a pleasure to meet people from all over the world at the booth and I value all the feedback that we received. Let me share some of the insights I have obtained for DustIQ and RT1.

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Inspiration and the Road to Innovation in PV Soiling Monitoring

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2017 / by Xander van Mechelen posted in Intersolar, Soiling, pv

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Since starting at Kipp & Zonen and my first encounter with solar energy in 2015 the industry has been booming. Although important strides have been made, the industry continues to struggle with some basics as it develops into maturity.Many practical issues such as “how should I wire my solar panels across the plant?”, “how many pyranometers do I need?” and “when should I clean my solar panels?” are still not well answered. For me, this last question particularly struck a spark of inspiration; there seemed to be room in the market for finding new and simple solutions.

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