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Monitoring the Performance of Bifacial Solar PV Panels: Challenges and Opportunity

Author: Ajay Singh | Last Updated: 10/13/2020 | Comments: 0

monitoring the performance of bifacial solar pv panels: challenges and opportunity

When we are faced with challenges, there is often an opportunity for improvement. In this blog article, learn how our engineers redesigned our back-of-module (BOM) temperature sensor to resolve specific challenges that impacted the quality of bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) panel performance monitoring. Bifacial PV panels... read more

Why Data-Acquisition Systems Are Key Elements to Solar Projects

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 09/21/2020 | Comments: 2

why data-acquisition systems are key elements to solar projects

Solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring projects often use a variety of sensors to gain information about the site performance and its available resources. To obtain this information, solar-monitoring sensors need to be connected to a database that can collect, evaluate, visualize, and interpret data from all... read more

Weather Solutions for IEC 61724-1 Class A Solar Monitoring Systems

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/29/2020 | Comments: 0

weather solutions for iec 61724-1 class a solar monitoring systems

You may have heard of the IEC 61724-1 standard to promote international uniformity in PV (photovoltaic) system performance monitoring. But why was it created, and what does it mean for you? In this interview with PES (Power & Energy Solutions), Matt Perry, Technical Product Manager for... read more

How Can You Benefit from a Solar Monitoring System?

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/10/2020 | Comments: 0

how can you benefit from a solar monitoring system?

At Campbell Scientific, we understand the value of your solar energy farms and the necessity to keep these energy-producing facilities in top condition. To help you monitor their efficiency, we’ve designed innovative solar monitoring equipment that has been tested through deployments all over the world.... read more

The Importance of Distributed Meteorological Data for Solar Farms

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 05/01/2020 | Comments: 0

the importance of distributed meteorological data for solar farms

On every utility-scale solar farm, it’s crucial to answer the fundamental question: how much solar radiation reaches the surface of the photovoltaic (PV) modules? These farms span hundreds of acres and in order to address this question, owners use meteorological monitoring stations and data loggers... read more

New Product Support: Bifacial Plane of Array (BPOA), solar energy’s newest irradiance expression

Author: Matt Perry | Last Updated: 12/12/2018 | Comments: 1

new product support: bifacial plane of array (bpoa), solar energy’s newest irradiance expression

Plane of array irradiance (POA) is a well-known term used to quantify the incident irradiance on a given solar array. It is the parameter most directly related to the power output of a PV module and is used extensively in PV performance analysis and modeling... read more

New Product Support: Kipp & Zonen’s RaZON+

Author: Matt Perry | Last Updated: 01/17/2018 | Comments: 0

new product support: kipp & zonen’s razon+

During 2017, I was asked several times for a data logger program to retrieve data from Kipp & Zonen’s new RaZON+, a compact-sized dual-axis sun tracker with integrated GPS, smart pyrheliometer, and shaded smart pyranometer. The RaZON+ touts a higher accuracy approach to obtaining solar... read more

How to Access Your Measurement Data Using DNP3

Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 09/02/2016 | Comments: 1

how to access your measurement data using dnp3

Turning your Campbell Scientific data logger into a DNP3 outstation is a great way to allow systems that use the DNP3 protocol to have access to your live measurement data, as well as historical data. When you use your data logger as a DNP3 outstation, the... read more

Getting to Know DNP3

Author: Paul Smart | Last Updated: 01/20/2016 | Comments: 0

getting to know dnp3

Have you heard of DNP3 but been unsure of what it is or what it’s used for? In this brief article, I’ll introduce you to this communications protocol, its role in SCADA applications, and how you can use it with your Campbell Scientific equipment and... read more

Meet Our 2015 Photo Contest Winners

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 10/28/2015 | Comments: 4

meet our 2015 photo contest winners

We asked our integrators, those folks who sell and install our products, to send us their best photos of Campbell Scientific equipment operating in the field. From all of their submissions, we selected a photo from Western Weather Group as the first-place winner. Runners-up photo... read more