SNEC 2020 PV Power Expo

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In May 2020 the 14th International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference (SNEC) will be held in Shanghai. The Conference will take place from May 24 – 26 while the Exhibition will be held from May 25 – 27 at the Shanghai New Int’l Expo Center. Since SNEC is the place to be to meet the worldwide PV industry and to take the pulse of the PV power market in China, the Meteorology Division of OTT HydroMet will definitely seize the opportunity to present itself. See you there!

From May 25 to 27
Location: Shanghai, China

About SNEC 2020

SNEC is the most professional PV exhibition in China and showcases PV manufacturing facilities, PV cells, PV application products & modules, PV projects and systems, energy storage and mobile energy, covering every section of the whole PV industry chain.

The SNEC conference consists of various programs incorporating different topics, covering the market trends of PV industry, collaboration and development strategies, policy directions of different countries, advanced industry technologies, PV finance and investment, etc. It is an opportunity that you cannot miss if you wish to stay up-to-date on the technology and market, present your results to the community, and network with industrial experts, scholars and entrepreneurs; and colleagues.

OTT HydroMet represented by Kipp & Zonen and Lufft

At SNEC 2020 Kipp & Zonen will represent OTT HydroMet together with Lufft . As you probably know Kipp & Zonen is a specialist in the measurement of solar irradiance, while Lufft is a manufacturer of compact weather stations. Our combined know-how and experience enables us to offer complete solutions for your applications in solar energy. At SNEC our expertise will be at your disposal and our high quality measuring instruments will be on display. Below please find a few of our measurement solutions for your perusal.

All weather conditions and soiling monitored 

Combining Kipp & Zonen and Lufft will result in the ‘perfect set-up’ for determining the actual impact of environmental conditions on solar power generation. This perfect set-up combines instruments for the measurement of GHI and POA irradiance, wind speed and direction, air temperature, module temperature and soiling. 

We offer measuring instruments for all weather parameters that effect your plant’s performance ratio. Our smart pyranometers, compact weather stations and DustIQ soiling monitoring system can send all data directly to your site management system, using the Modbus® communication protocol.

WS600-UMB Smart Weather Sensor

WS600-UMB Smart Weather Sensor is a compact all-in-one weather sensor with integrated ventilated radiation protection for measuring air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction and wind speed.

Highlights of this Smart Weather Sensor are: all-in-one weather sensor, low power, heater, aspirated radiation shield, maintenance-free operation and an open communication protocol. WS600 has various interfaces, i.e. RS485 with supported protocols UMB-Binary, UMB-ASCII, Modbus-RTU, Modbus-ASCII, XDR and SDI-12.

DustIQ, the revolutionary soiling alert system

As you are no doubt aware, soiling is a big problem for Solar Plants as it has a great impact on the plant’s performance. Cleaning all the arrays of PV panels of an average solar plant is a labor intensive and costly exercise, even if you use an automated robot system. Until now you had no other option than to clean your panels at regular intervals. But there is better alternative!

DustIQ enables you to schedule a cleaning run when it is most beneficial and cost-effective. DustIQ is a smart solution, especially in comparison with traditional systems with a reference PV panel that needs to be kept clean all the time. A clear benefit of DustIQ is that it does not require any maintenance; just clean DustIQ when you clean the arrays of solar panels it is monitoring.

GHI and POA pyranometers 

Knowing the solar irradiance, both horizontal and tilted, is key to decision making in asset management and O&M. Our Smart pyranometers are a perfect match for solar energy systems as these instruments have digital signal processing and interfaces optimized for industrial data acquisition and control systems. 

The Kipp & Zonen portfolio also includes CHP1 and SHP1 pyrheliometers and the SOLYS sun tracker, the all-in one solar radiation monitoring system RaZON+ and the RT1 rooftop PV monitoring system.

See you at booth # E2 655!

The OTT HydroMet team is looking forward to meet you at our booth. You can pick our brains on anything from solar monitoring and the impact of soiling on the efficiency of your PV plant, to all weather parameters; and of course we also hope you will share your insights with us. Your valuable feedback is what we need to meet the expectations of the solar energy industry. It goes without saying that you are also welcome to drop by for a friendly chat. See you soon!

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