HelioScale ω is a research grade solar radiation measurement station equipped with the highest quality sensors: One pyrheliometer for highly precise DNI and optionally two broadband pyranometers mounted on a 2-axis solar tracker to measure GHI and DIF. These thermopile sensors fulfil the highest standard ISO and WMO specifications. However, the instruments require daily cleaning, hence this station is only recommended for locations with adequate manpower availability. HelioScale ω can be used through all the stages of project development of CSP, CPV and PV plants and is obligatory for commissioning CSP power plants.
HelioScale ω is a must-have for commissioning of CSP power plants. With its high quality sensors it is a research grade solar radiation measurement station that can be used throughout all stages of CSP and PV project development. HelioScale ω offers you:
Highly precise measurement of DNI with a first class pyrheliometer including a two-axis tracker
Sensor equipped with a heated window to reduce the need for cleaning due to dew
Broadband pyranometer fulfilling highest standard ISO and WMO specifications to measure GHI and DIF (optional)
Off-grid power supply consisting of a photovoltaic system including 12 V backup batteries to ensure operation in low irradiance conditions
Daily data retrieval via mobile phone networks, satellite or radio connections
A calibrated data logging system
Measurement data storage in 1 minute resolution for 1 year
The meteorological stations are engineered, assembled and tested by Wilmers Messtechnik. The stations are usually sold to the client, who would then be in charge of recalibration, operation and maintenance. Suntrace offers these monitoring services and quality control plus data analysis in an additional package.