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JUL
02
2020

A bright future for China

Renewable Energy in Asia after Covid-19

CHINA by Caris Chan, Market Director

COVID-19 has hit hard and incredibly fast everywhere, and it looks like we are going ...

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JUN
24
2020

EKO Launch MS-90 Plus+

NEW Cost-Saving Package Measures DNI, DHI, and GHI

EKO Instruments Europe B.V. (The Hague, Netherlands) today (24/06/2020) announced the launch of the MS-90 Plus+, a ...

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JUN
15
2020

A bright future for India

Renewable Energy in Asia after Covid-19

INDIA by Huzefa Motiwala, Country Manager

The renewable energy sector in India, already grappling with various issues such as delays to ...

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APR
28
2020

Making History

Innovation by EKO, since 1927

Weather is often changeable; rain one-minute, blazing sun the next. Climate meanwhile takes a longer view. It’s the weather of a particular ...

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APR
20
2020

PV Diagnostics & the MP-11

Customer Story

PV Diagnostics (Mumbai, India) specialises in onsite testing services, providing quality control and diagnostics for solar power plants across India. The MP-11 I-V Checker is a portable, all-in-one measurement solution designed to deliver accurate on-site I-V performance measurements of PV modules and arrays.

In 2017, needing a new instrument for on-site measurement, PV Diagnostics decided to launch a comparative study of I-V Curve Checkers. EKO Instruments’ M-11 was chosen to face-off against two competitors, both similar devices, but with some key differences.

Each device was assessed independently, on-site, and in real working conditions. Features ranging from ‘accuracy’, through ‘robustness’, and ‘ergonomics’ were ranked from high to low. ‘Battery time’, ‘sensor range’, ‘sweep time’, and ‘wait time’ was also scored by the engineers testing each device.

The MP-11 scored high in each category. It was accurate; it was robust; it was fast and portable. It also had onboard memory, an in-built display, and supported integration with an external pyranometer; features not all shared by the competition.

“Three years ago, we had a tough choice to make. The volume of on-site tests that we conduct, plus the distances and geography we have to cover, we couldn’t afford to make a mistake” explained Pranav Maheshwari, an Engineer at PV Diagnostics. “Comparing different devices the way we did was a great way to establish beyond doubt that the MP-11 was the best option for us, and we haven’t been disappointed”.

Three years later and PV Diagnostics now operates seven MP-11 units, have measured more than 250k I-V curves, and describe the MP-11 as ‘the most effective device for on-site I-V curve measurement’ and ‘the easiest to use while conducting field measurements in large quantities’.

The MP-11 is distributed in India by Meteoxperts Solutions (Delhi, India). Find out more about EKO I-V Measurement devices and request a quotation at eko-asia.com.

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MAR
13
2020

Trust + Smart

The future of EKO Pyranometers

Regardless of whether your PV solar plant is large or small, hi-tech or low, maximising your energy yield ultimately depends on creating ...

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JUN
17
2020

Intersolar EUROPE

Messe München exhibition center
Munich - Germany
17 - 19 June 2020
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JUN
11
2020

ASEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK

BITEC
Bangkok - Thailand
11 - 13 June 2020
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APR
07
2020

Solar Asset Management - North America

Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, CA - United States
07 - 08 April 2020
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FEB
26
2020

PV & Wind Expo 2020

Tokyo Big Sight, South / West Exhibition Building
Tokyo - Japan
26 - 28 February 2020
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JAN
29
2020

Nanotech 2020

Tokyo Big Sight, West / South Halls & Conferences Tower
Tokyo - Japan
29 - 31 January 2020
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JAN
13
2020

World Future Energy Summit (WFES)

ADNEC
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
13 - 16 January 2020
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