New Low Cost Weather Station for Monitoring Utility/Commercial Solar Arrays from RainWise

RainWise introduces the low cost PVmet-75 to our line of PV monitoring weather station solutions. The compact PVmet-75 features our own silicon cell photodiode pyranometer for either measuring plane-of-array (default) or global sun intensity. Modbus RS-485 output and SunSpec compatibility.

In an effort to provide an aggressively priced weather station to maximize best practice commercial solar installation monitoring systems, RainWise introduces the latest addition to our respected family of PVmet solutions, the PVmet-75. The compact, all-in-one PVmet-75 features our own silicon cell photodiode based pyranometer, which can be configured either for measuring plane-of-array (default) or global sun intensity. While standard models come with both an ambient air temperature sensor and a single back-of-PV panel sensor, a second back-of-panel sensor can purchased separately. The PVmet -75 is a state-of-the-art comprehensive monitoring solution complete with highly compatible Modbus RS-485 output and SunSpec compatibility. Available to installers and distributors, and for OEM.

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Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there's a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen's unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.