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RT1 rooftop sensor exceeds expectations

[fa icon="calendar'] September 20, 2018 / by Donald van Velsen posted in pyranometers, pv project, rt1, rooftop pv

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Last week my product management dashboard started blinking. But why? It turned out to be the alarm I’ve set almost a year ago for reaching 500 delivered and invoiced RT1 sensors. Time for a small celebration as the normal product adaptation period in our market is 3 to 4 years and the RT1 isn’t even a year old.

Evidently the RT1 is the right product at the right time.

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Online solar irradiance measurement configurator for PV projects

[fa icon="calendar'] August 01, 2018 / by Clive Lee posted in pyranometers, pv project, how many pyranometers, solar irradiance

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At Kipp & Zonen we receive a lot of questions from customers wanting to know about measuring solar irradiance for PV projects. This could be for solar resource mapping or site prospecting; or in the design, construction or operational phases of a power plant. What monitoring equipment should they buy?

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

[fa icon="calendar'] July 23, 2018 / by Michael van Alebeek posted in pyranometers

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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 concentrate on our CMP series pyranometers for measuring global and diffuse horizontal irradiance (GHI and DHI) and plane of array (POA) irradiance. However, similar considerations apply to the CHP1 pyrheliometer for measuring direct normal irradiance (DNI).

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Irradiance measurements for PV plants: satellite or pyranometer?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 08, 2017 / by Jan-Willem Sips posted in pyranometers, satellite, irradiance data

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That’s not a question: we need both! As a result of a fruitful co-operation, 3E and Kipp & Zonen present a joint white paper, indicating that satellite and pyranometer irradiance data can both co-exist and do even complement each other.

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