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NOV
26
2019

Where’s EKO?

Finding EKO online used to be a bit of a challenge. We have a website of course, but we haven’t been the most ‘digitally’ minded; ironic for ...

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OCT
28
2019

HC-121 VIP Checker

HC-121 the preferred tool to check the performance of your VIP-Vacuum Insulation Panel. For 100% Quality Check, Fast Measurements, Yield Time and Money Savings. Greatly Improving ...

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SEP
26
2019

Our company mission inspired by the Sun

EKO Instruments, Tokyo, Japan, is well known for its advanced measurement instruments for solar energy industry. Irradiance instruments such as pyranometers, pyrheliometers and sun trackers can be ...

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SEP
25
2019

Nami software for MS-711 and RSB-01

Nami is the new software platform to extend the measurements functionality of the spectroradiometer (MS-711). With the Nami software and Rotating Shadowband Pyranometer (RSB-01) users will be ...

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JUL
22
2019

Measuring Solar Energy How it's done

Measuring solar energy, how is it done and why is it important? Measuring solar energy is important. You measure the available energy, but not all this energy ...

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MAY
28
2019

New sensor electronics for our range of pyranometers

Traditionally, pyranometer measurements were accomplished using sensors with an analog voltage output signal. From the pyranometer, this signal would be measured and recorded on a data logger in the field with the sensor. However, in recent years, users have preferred an on-board digital signal transducer built into the pyranometer body. This digital output can be read directly by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, data logger, or a computer. While many protocols could be used, many user communities have settled on using the serial communication Modbus RTU protocol over RS-485.

For years EKO has been manufacturing and providing pyranometers with built-in transducers, taking the signal from DC voltage to Modbus 485 RTU or DC voltage to 4-20mA current. Recently, EKO developed a new all-in-one sensor Smart signal transducer which allows selecting from 4 types of output in one unit. This new Smart transducer will also have additional features such as internal temperature and humidity sensors and a tilt sensor. These additional internal sensors will help the user to monitor the stability of the irradiance sensors as well as to ensure its proper installation and maintenance practices. Starting Q3 of 2019, pyranometers can be ordered with the basic analog output signal or with this new all-in-one Smart transducer. Following the introduction with pyranometers, EKO will expand the use of this transducer to other sensors and systems as well.

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JUN
17
2020

Intersolar EUROPE

Messe München exhibition center
Munich - Germany
17 - 19 June 2020
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JUN
11
2020

ASEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK

BITEC
Bangkok - Thailand
11 - 13 June 2020
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APR
07
2020

Solar Asset Management - North America

Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, CA - United States
07 - 08 April 2020
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FEB
26
2020

PV & Wind Expo 2020

Tokyo Big Sight, South / West Exhibition Building
Tokyo - Japan
26 - 28 February 2020
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JAN
29
2020

Nanotech 2020

Tokyo Big Sight, West / South Halls & Conferences Tower
Tokyo - Japan
29 - 31 January 2020
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JAN
13
2020

World Future Energy Summit (WFES)

ADNEC
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
13 - 16 January 2020
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