U.S. Solar Asset Managers Must Account for Extreme Weather Impacts

2016 U.S. Solar Performance Maps

US_solar_2016_Q4Online — Investment in site-specific weather data and measurement equipment is essential for U.S. solar project owners and asset managers, faced with a rising frequency of extreme weather and climate-driven disasters.

Furthermore, operators must gather more than just irradiance data to protect their assets from both unexpected performance shortfalls and financial and physical losses.

These observations are supported by 2016 U.S. Solar Performance Maps, released by Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Continue reading

CFP: ITC International User Conference | September ’17

Title and abstract due by: 15 April 2017

2014- Stockholm

2014 – Stockholm

Online — ITC and FLIR Systems invite you to share your thermography expertise with other professionals in your field at the , ITC User Conference in Coventry, UK September 27–28, 2017.

The ITC User Conference is a professional meeting place for technicians, engineers, scientists, and users of all types of infrared measurement equipment.

The ITC User Conference will cover infrared physics and its applications in a wide variety of fields, from inspection of electrical installations, building surveys, industrial and automation applications, optical gas imaging to NDT and advanced research applications. Continue reading

Portable Solution Monitors Engine Temperatures

Grant Squirrel SQ2000

Grant_Squirrel_SQ2000Online. — Grant Squirrel series data loggers make it easy to log engine temperature or additional types of data on the factory floor.

The best selling Grant Squirrel SQ2000 data logger has the versatility to measure several different values including Temperature, Current/Voltage, Resistance, and more.

With lightweight yet robust construction, Squirrel loggers feature multiple 24-bit ADCs for precise measurements. Continue reading

Triton Powers Through Two Winters North of the Arctic Circle

Enables Puhuri to exploit wind potential in Arctic conditions

The Triton Wind Profiler manufactured by VaisalaOnline  —  Vaisala’s Triton Wind Profiler has shown exceptional performance across two winters in the northern reaches of Finland.

With two Vaisala’s Triton Wind Profilers measuring the wind for Finnish developer and operator Puhuri Oy, Vaisala has demonstrated the unmatched resilience of the system in extreme winter conditions and the strategic and logistical advantages of remote sensing for wind energy firms in cold climates across the globe. Continue reading

The Advantages of Longwave Infrared Strained Layer Superlattice Thermal Cameras

SLS detectors take LWIR cameras to a whole new level!

Screen Shot -Stop-motion image of inflating airbagOnline  –This new type of detector material brings FLIR’s thermal infrared camera performance in line with their read-out integrated circuit (ROIC) and camera electronic counterparts.

The integration of Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) detectors into commercially available thermal infrared cameras offers a new LWIR solution with significant improvements in speed, temperature range, uniformity, and stability that costs less than analogous detector materials.

In a new online article The Advantages of Longwave Infrared Strained Layer Superlattice Thermal Cameras”, FLIR’s tech staff point out: Continue reading