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Pyranometers

Solar radiation energy budget studies

Solar radiation energy budget studies

The Meteorological research community is very ambitious to understand climate changes and global impact on life. With modern advanced measurement equipment, e.g. satellites, remote ...

Solar Radiation Measurements in PV applications

Solar Radiation Measurements in PV applications

Solar radiation is not only the driving force behind the Earth’s weather phenomena, it also drives photovoltaic energy production. One day of solar energy received by the Earth ...

Solar Reference sensor for PV research and performance monitoring

Solar Reference sensor for PV research and performance monitoring

Measuring solar irradiance is most essential to determine the efficiency of a PV module or total PV plant. To perform reliable and accurate radiation measurements need some knowledge ...

DHI Measurements

DHI Measurements

Diffuse Horizontal Irradiance measurements are performed with a thermopile sensor (Pyranometer) mounted on a Sun tracker or shadow band.  When the pyranometer is installed on ...

Outdoors Material testing

Outdoors Material testing

Weathering of materials is most often an irreversible process affecting the cosmetic properties or strength of materials. This aging process is mainly driven by UV radiation, Heat, ...

Performing accurate solar radiation measurements

Performing accurate solar radiation measurements

Conducting reliable and accurate solar radiation measurements needs some knowledge and attention: think of environmental influences (wind, rain/snow, soling), re-calibration (bi-annually), ...

Pyrheliometer

DNI measurements with pyrheliometer

DNI measurements with pyrheliometer

Solar Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) represents the direct solar component and contains about 80% of the total solar energy budget on earth. Outside the atmosphere (AM0) the solar ...

DNI measurements at CPV sites

DNI measurements at CPV sites

Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV) is driven by only direct solar radiation. To quantify the energy efficiency of a CPV module or system obviously the direct solar irradiance, called ...

Spectroradiometers

Spectral global horizontal irradiance (VIS + NIR)

Spectral global horizontal irradiance (VIS + NIR)

MS-700 is the all weather grating spectroradiometer suitable for continuous outdoor usage can be applied in different research applications. The spectral sensitive range from ...

Spectral global horizontal irradiance (UV)

Spectral global horizontal irradiance (UV)

MS-701 is the all weather grating spectroradiometer for the continuous outdoor use. The spectral range of MS-701 is 300-400nm, which cover the UV(Ultraviolet) range, and the attached ...

Spectral irradiance portable solutions

Spectral irradiance portable solutions

Reflection and transmission measurements on materials, vegetation, water or atmosphere give valuable information about biological, physical and chemical processes. Processes driven ...

Measure spectral irradiance of sun simulator

Measure spectral irradiance of sun simulator

Sun simulators are available in different classes indicating the performance characteristics by the combination of three letters (A,B or C) (according to IEC 60904, JIS 8912 and ASTM ...

Spectral DNI Measurements

Spectral DNI Measurements

Spectral DNI measurements can be obatined from the MS-700 DNI which provides 10 nm data in the range 350 nm - 1050 nm. Since the solar spectrum will substantially vary as a function ...

Small sensors

Light pollution and straylight monitoring

Light pollution and straylight monitoring

Light pollution is a delicate issue in highly populated areas (large cities and industrial areas). Since light pollution can have a strong impact on life, the live of animals can be ...

Stability monitoring of Sun simulators

Stability monitoring of Sun simulators

Stability monitoring of a sun simulator enables the reseracher to improve the stability of the PV cell and precision of the of the I-V measurement. With the MP-180, which is a dedicated ...

Measuring Photon Active Radiation (PAR)

Measuring Photon Active Radiation (PAR)

Photon active radiation is defined in the spectral range 400nm and 700nm expressed in mole of photons per square meter per second. Photo active radiation is an important measure to ...

UV Radiometers

Spectral global horizontal irradiance (UV)

Spectral global horizontal irradiance (UV)

MS-701 is the all weather grating spectroradiometer for the continuous outdoor use. The spectral range of MS-701 is 300-400nm, which cover the UV(Ultraviolet) range, and the attached ...

Pyrgeometers / Four-Component Radiometer

Agricultere minimum temperature

Agricultere minimum temperature

Prediction of minimum temperature and frost damage is a common method and important application in the field of agriculture like outdoors crop growth. In particular those areas where ...

Sunshine Duration Sensors

Outdoors Material testing

Outdoors Material testing

Weathering of materials is most often an irreversible process affecting the cosmetic properties or strength of materials. This aging process is mainly driven by UV radiation, Heat, ...

Sun Trackers

DNI measurements at CPV sites

DNI measurements at CPV sites

Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV) is driven by only direct solar radiation. To quantify the energy efficiency of a CPV module or system obviously the direct solar irradiance, called ...

DNI measurements with pyrheliometer

DNI measurements with pyrheliometer

Solar Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) represents the direct solar component and contains about 80% of the total solar energy budget on earth. Outside the atmosphere (AM0) the solar ...

DHI Measurements

DHI Measurements

Diffuse Horizontal Irradiance measurements are performed with a thermopile sensor (Pyranometer) mounted on a Sun tracker or shadow band.  When the pyranometer is installed on ...

Solar radiation energy budget studies

Solar radiation energy budget studies

The Meteorological research community is very ambitious to understand climate changes and global impact on life. With modern advanced measurement equipment, e.g. satellites, remote ...

Solar Monitoring Stations

Solar Radiation Measurements in PV applications

Solar Radiation Measurements in PV applications

Solar radiation is not only the driving force behind the Earth’s weather phenomena, it also drives photovoltaic energy production. One day of solar energy received by the Earth ...

DNI measurements with pyrheliometer

DNI measurements with pyrheliometer

Solar Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) represents the direct solar component and contains about 80% of the total solar energy budget on earth. Outside the atmosphere (AM0) the solar ...