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MAY
27
2019

Introducing the new Nami software

As with the original exploration of the world, the dynamics and oscillations of the oceans led researchers to new discoveries. Today, as our future relies on alternative ...

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MAY
26
2019

Spectroradiometer research above the clouds

The continuous measurement of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal, and global horizontal 
components of spectral irradiance (DNI, DHI, GHI) is critical to many environmental science and solar ...

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FEB
13
2019

Manual control of Sun Trackers

High-precision control of the STR-32G system orientation.

Not many trackers can accomplish this task. The EKO STR-32G was selected as a platform to install solar irradiance sensors ...

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FEB
12
2019

EKO contributes to Antarctic weather observation project

The EKO sun-tracker, model STR-22G, was selected for its reliability and durability by the JMA Antarctic Observation project in 2004. Two sun-trackers are permanently deployed under extreme weather condtions at the Showa Station in Antarctic region ever since. We asked Mr. Mori from the Office of Antarctic Observation at the Japan Meteorological Agency how the sun tracker performed under the most extreme weather conditions.

Mr. Mori explained how they are very satisfied with the two EKO sun-tracker systems which are deployed on-site. One of the great advantages of STR-22 is its reliabity and durability. The compact sun-tracker is very rugged and greatly performs under severe temperatures. Mr. Mori reported that one sun-trackers is used for Direct Normal Irradiance and Diffuse Horizontal Irradiance measurement, and a second unit serves for Long Wave Radiation and Atmospheric Turbidity measurements.

Even though the EKO sun-trackers don't require any regular maintenance, the trackers for the Antarctic project were serviced on a routine basis. The research site is very remote which makes the logistics more difficult. To ensure a year-round operation with zero down-time, there is one extra unit on-site for incidental back-up. A fourth sun-tracker is kept a the EKO service center in Tokyo for a periodic maintenance check. There are a total of 4 units of Sun trackers used in Antarctica observation project. EKO Instruments performs a periodic maintenance check by exchange of one unit every year. The harmonic gears inside the STR-22G have proven to be most durable and smooth running after 14 years.

EKO is committed to develop the best, most stable and reliable products to be deployed under harsh weather conditions. This way EKO could contribute to Antarctic observation project and we like to specially thank Mr. Mori and the people of the Antarctic observation station for their valuable feedback and good partnership.

(Photo provided by Office of Antarctic Observation, Japan Meteorological Agency)

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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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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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