BARANI DESIGN MeteoHelix® IoT weather stations for smart street lamps

Urban street lamp weather stations like the MeteoHelix IoT Pro are able to produce research quality climate change data even in urban environments dominated by pavement and sun Heated walls.

Smart street lamp weather stations like the MeteoHelix® IoT Pro are able to produce research quality climate change data even in urban environments dominated by pavement and sun-baked walls.

Installations on lamp posts are ideal as they put distance between weather stations and sun-heated walls of buildings so that weather stations can do their job properly. While urban weather stations equipped with a helical MeteoShield® Professional are able to accurately measure air temperature even in direct sunlight with accompanying sun reflections and radiating heat sources, care must still be taken to choose an installation location representative of the environmental factors which one wants to measure.

Care must be taken to install urban weather stations such that artificially heated air does not feed directly into them. This will result in the measurements being dominated by hyper-local meteorological phenomenon. If one wants to measure the extremes of urban heat island effects, this will be acceptable, but if the goal is to quantify the urban climate over a larger area, lamp post and street light installations are an ideal choice.

The accompanying photos show a street lighting installation of a BARANI DESIGN Technologies MeteoHelix IoT Pro and SEB50 rain gauge within an urban building complex.

MeteoHelix Weather station installed on street lightning in a downtown park in the city of Bratislava.

MeteoHelix Weather station installed on street lightning in a downtown park in the city of Bratislava.

Energy efficient LED street lamp with a MeteoHelix weather station.

BARANI DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES IS A MANUFACTURER OF PROFESSIONAL WEATHER STATIONS AND METEOHELIX PERSONAL WEATHER STATIONS.

BARANI DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES IS A MANUFACTURER OF PROFESSIONAL WEATHER STATIONS AND METEOHELIX PERSONAL WEATHER STATIONS.

 

Can one wind sensor replace 41 different wind sensors? Let’s take a look how.

Heated anemometer MeteoWind® 2 in extreme winter icing.

Wouldn’t it be nice if one combined wind speed and wind direction sensor could replace 41 different wind sensors?

  • MeteoWind Compact shares the proven robust cup design of its big brother MeteoWind 2, thereby simplifying field service.

  • The patented elliptic anemometer cup design ensures MEASNET accuracy and precision (Sample MEASNET calibration report) and enables MeteoWind® anemometers to excel in wind resource assessment.

  • All weather data reliability is ensured by superb winter snow shedding and a heated version of each MeteoWind anemometer is also available.

  • Additionally, MeteoWind sensors offer greater accuracy than required by the WMO and NWS, thereby making them maintenance free for many years in meteorological installations.

The choice can be between BARANI DESIGN Technologies MeteoWind® and 41 of the following anemometers and wind direction vanes from LAMBRECHT meteo:

  1. u[sonic] · Ultrasonic wind sensor

  2. u[sonic] Modbus · Ultrasonic wind sensor

  3. u[sonic]WS6 · Weather sensor

  4. u[sonic]WS7 · Weather sensor

  5. EOLOS-IND · Static weather sensor

  6. EOLOS MET TH · Static wind sensor

  7. EOLOS-Modbus · Static weather sensor

  8. EOLOS-NAV2 · Static weather sensor

  9. PREOS · Static wind sensor

  10. com[b] · Static wind sensor

  11. com[b] Modbus · Static wind sensor

  12. PRO-WEA · Wind direction sensor

  13. PRO-WEA · Wind speed sensor

  14. PRO-WEA RF · Wind direction sensor

  15. PRO-WEA RF · Wind speed sensor that is ultra robust and storm proof

  16. PRO-NAV · Wind direction sensor for open sea and storm resistant

  17. PRO-NAV · Wind speed sensor for open sea and storm resistant

  18. PRO-Modbus · Wind direction sensor

  19. PRO-Modbus · Wind speed sensors

  20. INDUSTRY · Wind direction sensor

  21. INDUSTRY · Wind speed sensor

  22. INDUSTRY Modbus · Wind direction sensor that is very economical

  23. INDUSTRY Modbus · Wind speed sensor that is very economical

  24. EFFICIENT Modbus · Wind speed sensor

  25. EFFICIENT Modbus · Wind direction sensor

  26. PROFESSIONAL-IX 3.0 · Wind direction sensor for safe operation in ice and snow

  27. PROFESSIONAL-IX 3.0 · Wind speed sensor for safe operation in ice and snow

  28. PROFESSIONAL · Wind direction sensor

  29. PROFESSIONAL · Wind speed sensor

  30. ORA · Wind direction sensor

  31. ORA · Wind speed sensor

  32. BASIC · Wind direction sensor

  33. BASIC · Wind speed sensor

  34. REED · wind speed sensor

  35. ARCO SDI-12 · Wind sensor is optimised for low current consumption

  36. ARCO-SERIAL · Wind sensor is a robust combined sensor

  37. ARCO-NAV · Wind sensor

  38. ARCO-Modbus · Wind sensor is a robust combined sensor

  39. WENTO-MET · Combined wind sensor for extreme weather conditions

  40. WENTO-IND · Combined weather sensor

  41. 24513 · Combined naval wind sensor

Can the MeteoWind Compact turn the professional Wind Energy sensor market on its head?

MeteoWind Compact anemometer meets measnet quality of measurement affordably.

MeteoWind Compact anemometer meets measnet quality of measurement affordably.

With the launch of its latest iteration of the elliptic cup anemometer, the MeteoWind Compact, BARANI DESIGN Technologies is poised to make another dent in the wind energy sensor market as dominated by Thies Clima, NRG, and Vector Instruments.

MeteoWind Compact shares the proven robust cup design of its big brother MeteoWind 2, thereby simplifying field service. It is the elliptic cup design which ensures MEASNET linearity [2] (Sample MEASNET calibration report) and enables MeteoWind anemometers to excel not only in precision wind measurement for wind resource assessment but to also offer superb snow shedding for winter operation. A heated version of MeteoWind Compact is also available.

  • As a direct replacement for NRG anemometers, the MeteoWind Compact offers higher precision, requires less hardware to install since it offers wind speed and wind direction measurement in one compact device and is available at a better price point.

  • As an alternative to ultrasonic anemometers, MeteoWind Compact offers higher precision and data reliability in bad weather and in winter. It is also bird damage resistant which is a major cause of ultrasonic anemometer failure. Every year, up to 30% of ultrasonic anemometers are damaged by birds biting out their sound producing ultrasonic transducers. [1]

  • Compared to Thies 1st Class and Vector Instruments anemometers, it offers comparable if not better Class 1 precision and accuracy despite not yet having the MEASNET/IEC 61400-12-1:2017 EDITION 2.0 certification. Additionally, it also offers combined wind speed and wind direction measurement in one device, thereby simplifying installation.

For meteorological applications, MeteoWind Compact offers significantly greater accuracy as required by the WMO and NWS [3], thereby making the anemometers maintenance free for many years after installation.

References

  1. Examination of different versions of bird repelling techniques for ultrasonic anemometers by K. Schubotz, H. Dörschel, Dr. E. Lanzinger, M. Theel of the German Meteorological Service.

  2. MeteoWind Compact MEASNET calibration report

  3. MeteoWind Compact 0 - 38 m/s calibration report

  4. MeteoWind Compact anemometer datasheet

BARANI DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES IS A MANUFACTURER OF PROFESSIONAL WEATHER STATIONS AND METEOHELIX PERSONAL WEATHER STATIONS.

BARANI DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES IS A MANUFACTURER OF PROFESSIONAL WEATHER STATIONS AND METEOHELIX PERSONAL WEATHER STATIONS.