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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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DEC
20
2017

EKO's 90th anniversary

For decades, EKO has stood as a global leader in manufacturing scientific instrumentation. With an unconquerable spirit, the company will continue their pursuit of developing innovative new ...

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OCT
09
2017

MS-60 First class pyranometer

New and improved cost effective design recommended for standard global radiation measurements. Three different models are available, all fully compliant with ISO 9060 standards for First Class ...

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OCT
09
2017

ML-02 Si-pyranometer

EKO added a new Si-pyranometer to the range. The ML-02 is the smallest irradiance sensor designed for measurement applications which require a small mechanical footprint and low ...

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MAY
28
2018

PV Power Expo (SNEC)

Booth E6-820
Shanghai - China
28 - 30 May 2018
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MAR
28
2018

Solar Power Expo China 2018

Booth 3073-3074
Beijing - China
28 - 29 March 2018
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FEB
28
2018

PV System Expo 2018

Booth -
Tokyo - Japan
28 - 02 March 2018
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JAN
07
2018

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Booth 620
Austin Texas - United States
07 - 01 January 2018
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DEC
11
2017

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Booth 328
New Orleans - United States
11 - 15 December 2017
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DEC
05
2017

Intersolar India

Booth # 1574
Mumbai - India
05 - 07 December 2017
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