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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 that conducts research to clarify and support the prediction of meteorological, terrestrial, and hydrological phenomena and develop associated techniques, also contributes to the advancement of fundamental technology for meteorological services. 

MRI has been moving towards installing precise spectral irradiance observation instruments which can measure in the range from 300nm and 2550nm for researching the effects of aerosol and clouds on the earth radiation budget.

Recently, MRI installed EKO’s spectroradiometers MS-711, MS-712, MS-713.During the latter half of 2017, MRI installed a second unit of the EKO Instruments near-infrared (NIR) spectroradiometer, the MS-713 and STR-32G heavy-duty sun tracker. In this research, inspections of spectroradiometers properties and research of calibration method for spectroradiometers using Langley calibration method had been performed.

The MS-713 (3) is shown above on the EKO STR-32G heavy duty sun tracker (4). This image was taken from the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory, located on the island of Hawaii. The MS-713 was calibrated using the Langley method. Other instruments that were calibrated at this time include the MS-711 (1) and MS-712 (2) spectroradiometers. Each instrument can be used with collimating tubes to measure the spectrum of direct normal irradiance. The MS-713 will help MRI research as it is a rare field deployable field instrument capable of measuring spectral irradiance from 900 nm to 2,550 nm. If combined with MS-711 and MS-712, spectral irradiance in the wide wavelength range can be measured with very high accuracy.

 

To the Meteorological Research Institute website

 

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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 ...

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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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