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MAY
15
2018

New ASI-16 All-Sky Imager

Designed to withstand all weather conditions, the ASI-16 All Sky Imager features a digital camera and fish-eye optics with a 180° field of view assembled under a ...

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MAY
15
2018

EKO Instruments Sunshine Duration and DNI Sensor

Recently, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published the latest version (second edition) of the Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data ...

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MAY
15
2018

MRI equipped with EKO's WISER

EKO delivered the second unit of MS-713 near-infrared (NIR) spectroradiometer to Meteorological Research Institute (MRI).

The Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) is a Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) facility ...

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JAN
29
2018

IEC 61724-1: Conforming and Exceeding the Standard

2018 looks to be another booming year for installed solar power sites around the world. In addition to traditional major markets in Europe, China, and the United States, emerging countries in the Americas and Middle East look to big movers as the install larger projects. As solar power plants have increased in size and numbers, new standards were needed to help a fast-changing industry. During 2017, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, 61724-1, Photovoltaic system performance – Part 1: Monitoring. The standard provides guidance as to the measurements needed to attain a specific level or classification of accuracy. The standard provides all the details as to when and how to measure the critical environmental parameters. It also provides information on the differences in requirements based on installation size and power generating technologies and methods. Only considering the most common form of power generation, non-concentrating photovoltaic (PV) installations, the standard provides 3 classifications or levels of accuracy.

This new standard will provide crucial guidance to various stake holders as to what measurements are needed. Couple this information with EKO’s 90 years of intense development and you have the right combination to make certain any PV site is monitoring at the optimal level. For the highest level of performance, EKO recommends using the MS-80 series pyranometer with the MV-01 heated ventilator. The MS-80 surpasses the requirements of ISO 9060 and sets a new bar for pyranometer performance. While the IEC standard calls for recalibration annually, the MS-80 has a 5 year recommended recalibration interval. The MS-80 has been designed such that the user does not need to change the desiccant. As for performance, the MS-80 has fastest response time of any secondary standard on the market. It also is immune to thermal offsets, monitoring with the MS-80 provides greater confidence in measurement accuracy as well as the ability to detect fast changes in irradiance with passing clouds.

With a global presence and a persistent drive to improve solar radiation measurements, EKO stands ready to help the solar energy industry with any project, regardless of size or complexity. Please contact your local or regional EKO Instruments office.

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JAN
28
2018

GISTDA's Stations in Thailand

Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency in Thailand adopted the MS-700 spectroradiometer for their research. EKO is a leading manufacturer of spectroradiometer for outdoor measurements. Our spectroradiometers ...

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JAN
27
2018

Revolutionary method to capture the direct sunbeam

The MS-90 sensor measures the Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) without the need for a sun-tracker. It is a reinvention of the MS-093 sunshine duration meter which is ...

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OCT
09
2018

Meteorological Technology World expo 2018

Booth 6060
Amsterdam - Netherlands
09 - 11 October 2018
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SEP
24
2018

Solar Power International

Booth 2790
Anaheim, CA - United States
24 - 27 September 2018
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AUG
28
2018

Intersolar South America

Booth A21
São Paulo - Brazil
28 - 30 August 2018
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AUG
20
2018

OAFLUX 2018

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Darwin - Australia
20 - 26 August 2018
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JUL
18
2018

ESBUILD 2018

E1-317
Shanghai - China
18 - 20 July 2018
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JUN
20
2018

Intersolar Europe

B3.115
Munich - Germany
20 - 22 June 2018
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