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Embedded databases make grids smarter

Embedded databases make grids smarter
Electrical supply grids are having to become smarter so that they can self-optimise and improve their overall efficiency. Steinar Sande, CEO of database technology specialist company, Raima, explores how embedding controllers around a grid can help measure power flows, demand requirements etc. and leads to real-time management for best performance.
24th October 2014

Test Receiver Covers 10Hz to 26.5GHz Frequency Range

Test Receiver Covers 10Hz to 26.5GHz Frequency Range
Rohde & Schwarz's ESR26 EMI test receiver covers the frequency range from 10Hz to 26.5GHz. The instrument performs conducted or radiated measurements in line with commercial standards such as EN, CISPR and FCC as well as military standards. The North American FCC standard and the CISPR standard both specify EMI measurements up to 18GHz
6th August 2013

Data Translation launches DT8824-HV Ethernet data acquisition module

Data Translation announced the release of the DT8824-HV Ethernet data acquisition module, which is specially designed for measurement technology used in the development and testing of renewable energy systems. The instrument provides four high voltage differential inputs supporting input voltage ranges of ±600V.
8th October 2012


Keithley Donates Model 2440 5A SourceMeter to OSUSVT

Keithley has previously donated a Model 2440 5A SourceMeter to Oregon State University’s Solar Vehicle Team, helping the electrical engineers of tomorrow characterize photovoltaic devices accurately and efficiently. OSUSVT has been using the instrument in analyzing and troubleshooting mono-crystalline silicon solar modules.
26th July 2012

PCB Piezotronics’ 357D90 Accelerometer for Gas Turbine Measurements

PCB Piezotronicsis pleased to announce the release of a new series of high temperature accelerometers and pressure sensors, 357D90. The 357D90 series provide crucial information to enable diagnosis of potential problems, leading to an increase in turbine uptime and a decrease in unplanned maintenance, failures and accidents. Innovations in high temperature accelerometer technology for gas turbine monitoring have led to the development of the new series 357D90, a charge output sensor that enables vibration measurement in extreme heat environments up to 649°C.
17th July 2012

PROFITEST PVsun - New Tester for PV Modules and Strings

Connect – Switch On – Start Measurement - Read - Ready. This is the simple message how Gossen Metrawatt (Sales partner MC Technologies) introduce the new tester for PV Modules and Strings called PROFITEST PV.
4th May 2012

PSE AG Constructs Combined Sun Simulator for TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland has commissioned a new steady state solar simulator provided by PSE AG in the Cologne Solar Testing Centre. The test bench is to be used for measuring photovoltaic modules, thermal solar collectors and combinations of both technologies – known as PVT modules – for the first time in a sun simulator.
8th February 2012

Electroluminescence Inspection in Module Production

The quality of the cells used and the production processes in module production have a considerable influence on the resulting electrical performance of the solar module. This performance is reduced by defects, cracks, inactive areas which are not detectable by conventional inspection systems.
8th February 2012

Measure tilted global and diffuse solar radiation

The position and angle of fixed photovoltaic panels makes a big difference to the power output and return on investment of a solar energy plant. The best way to determine this in prospecting and performance measurement is by measuring solar radiation with both horizontal AND tilted pyranometers. Kipp & Zonen now offers an accessory to tilt a CMP pyranometer to your preferred angle; the Adjustable Tilt CMP Mounting Kit.
3rd February 2012

New Scintillometer: Las MKll

Need continuous measurements of sensible heat fluxes over path lengths from 100m up to 4.5 km? The new LAS MkII scintillometer provides just that. With a very straight forward measurement process and much faster results. Since only limited power is required, in most cases a simple solar charged battery is sufficient.
3rd February 2012


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