Lufft WS family of intelligent weather stations are perfect for renweable energy project monitoring as required by the California Independent Systems Operators (CAISO) and other state systems operators. The requirements set forth certain technical standards that Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal (ST) Generating Units must satisfy to become a Participating Intermittent Resource (PIR) under the CAISO’s Participating Intermittent Resource Program (PIRP). PIRP requirements specify that new solar and wind projects maintain continuous meteorological data monitoring and reporting while any renewable energy project is operating. These requirements apply to renewable energy projects under the jurisdiction of the CAISO. Other states have similar requirements for accurate weather reporting. Read the Solar PV project requirements for PIRP here.
Compact, maintenance free Lufft sensors with MODBUS communication are the perfect long term solution for project monitoring. Heated sensors and UV resistant plastic housing makes Lufft sensors stand up in the harshest project environments. See the new WS501 with solar radiation sensor here.
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