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FEB
10
2019

ISO 9060:2018 - What has changed?

November 2018 the new edition ISO 9060:2018 was published. The nomenclature of classification has changed. Secondary standard, first class, and second class are replaced by class A, ...

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FEB
04
2019

EKO sponsors the Solar boat team

EKO signed up to sponsor the Solar boat team from the University of Antwerp with a MS-80. The ISO 9060: class A pyranometer with fast response and ...

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AUG
29
2018

Solar Irradiance sensors for UAV applications

New and innovative techniques are required to gain more knowledge of the ever-changing atmospheric conditions and the effect this has on the environment. Current methods of measuring ...

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AUG
28
2018

Direct Spectral Irradiance Measurements from Rotating Shadowband EKO Grating Spectroradiometer

Abstract — In this paper, we explore a rotating shadow band (RSB) configuration for the EKO MS-711 spectroradiometer to measure the global, diffuse and direct components of ...

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AUG
26
2018

In compliance with IEC-61724-1

EKO has teamed up with RainWise to provide the first multi-functional component-based professional weather station, explicitly designed for monitoring PV efficiency, the PVmet 500.

In compliance with ...

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AUG
22
2018

Major changes to the ISO 9060 standard

Maybe you have heard about the upcoming revision of the ISO 9060:1990? Soon the new ISO 9060 standard will be released, replacing the existing ISO standard issued in 1990 concerning the classification of instruments for measuring solar radiation. Significant changes and improvements are expected.  

At this stage, the details of the new ISO 9060 were disclosed within the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS). The draft has been distributed to all ISO committee for a final vote. Once the final draft has been approved, the second edition of ISO 9060 will be published before the end of the year.

Since EKO joined the ISO/TC180/SC1 committee, we have been fully aware of the upcoming revisions and have had an active contribution during the revision process. For EKO it is essential that the new standard will reflect up-to-date specifications based on the progress we made by implementing our latest sensor technologies such as the fast response and the spectrally flat of MS-80 and MS-57. In addition, it is important to make sure the new ISO 9060 becomes a hands-on document for best measurement practice and usability. 

Although we know about the details outlined in the new standard, due to the ISO confidentiality restrictions we cannot disclose detailed information about the standard yet. Nevertheless, all EKO sensors that comply with the ISO 9060:1990 will be fully compatible with the new standard in all aspects.

Thanks to the initiative and contribution of many people working in the solar energy and meteorological research industry, the new ISO9060:2018 will become a comprehensive document for solar radiation measurement practice. 

We look forward to the date of final approval and meanwhile will keep you informed.       

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OCT
30
2019

Solar Asset Management Europe

Booth EKO
Frankfurt - Germany
30 - 31 October 2019
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JUN
19
2019

EXPO Solar 2019 (EXPO Solar 2019 / PV KOREA)

A-01
Seoul - Korea, Republic of
19 - 21 June 2019
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JUN
05
2019

Meteorological Technology World expo 2019

Booth 5065
Geneva - Switzerland
05 - 07 June 2019
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JUN
04
2019

SNEC 13th (2019) International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference

Booth 3129
Shanghai - China
04 - 06 June 2019
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MAY
22
2019

2019 Annual Spring Conference of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science

Booth 11
Gyeongju - Korea, Republic of
22 - 25 May 2019
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MAY
15
2019

Intersolar 2019

Booth B3.454
Munich - Germany
15 - 17 May 2019
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