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Weather Server monitors solar panel arrays.

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Weather Server monitors solar panel arrays.

Mar 14, 2012 - With 2 ISO second-class compliant solar radiation sensors as options, Weather MicroServer can provide efficiency monitoring for solar panel arrays. Kipp and Zonen and Hukseflux thermopile-based sensors can be mounted horizontally for global radiation measurement or at plane of array for PV solar applications. Used in conjunction with weather stations, Weather MicroServer offers Internet and Industrial protocols for applications including XML, FTP, Modbus/OPC, and SNMP.

Columbia Weather Systems, Inc. - Hillsboro, OR

Original Press Release

Weather Stations Monitoring Solar Panel Arrays

Press release date: Mar 13, 2012

Columbia Weather Systems has added two ISO second-class compliant solar radiation sensors as options for its Weather MicroServer to improve efficiency monitoring for solar panel arrays.

The Kipp and Zonen (top) and Hukseflux thermopile-based sensors can be mounted horizontally for global radiation measurement or at plane of array (POA) for PV solar applications. With better performance and stability than our standard radiation sensor, these are specifically well-suited for monitoring solar panel arrays.

Used in conjunction with any of our weather stations, the Weather MicroServer offers Internet and Industrial protocols for applications including XML, FTP, Modbus/OPC, and SNMP. Optional sensors include visibility, solar radiation, and temperature (ambient, panel, soil, or water), as well as ultrasonic wind speed and direction.

Weather stations manufactured by Columbia Weather Systems offer on-site meteorological data for operational decisions in industrial and public safety applications worldwide.