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Automatic Weather Station with Sun Tracker Energy Center, KNUST/African Grid Solar Project Kumasi, Ghana

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Automatic Weather Station with Sun Tracker Energy Center, KNUST/African Grid Solar Project Kumasi, Ghana


     CLIENT The Energy Center / Solar Capacity Upgrading Project
    PROJECT LOCATION Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana
    PROJECT PURPOSE Measure weather & solar radiation data for solar energy applications
    CONTACT(S) INFORMATION  Name – David Ato Quansah  Title – Coordinator SolarCUP  Email – daquansah.coe@ knust.edu.gh
    CONTRACT # Contract #: TEC/SolarCUP-ICB/01/20
    VALUE $100,000
    AWARD & COMPLETION DATES November, 2011 awarded May 2, 2012 completed
    EQUIPMENT & SERVICES Automatic Weather station with Sun Tracker  One AT/RH Sensor  One Barometric Pressure Sensor  One Ultrasonic Wind speed & Wind direction sensor  One rain gauge tipping bucket sensor  Two Pyranometers sensors  One Pyrheliometer sensor  One Sunshine duration sensor  One Sun Tracker Device  One tower and lightning  Data acquisition system running Sutron’s XConnect Software  Installation & Training
    TELEMETRY & RECEIVE SITES GSM/GPRS & Ethernet Communications
    MEASURED PARAMETERS Wind speed & direction Air temperature, humidity & dew point Precipitation Sunshine hours Global solar radiation Diffused solar radiation Direct normal irradiance Barometric pressure
    Automatic Weather station with Sun Tracker
    •  One AT/RH Sensor
    •  One Barometric Pressure Sensor
    •  One Ultrasonic Wind speed & Wind direction sensor
    •  One rain gauge tipping bucket sensor
    •  Two Pyranometers sensors
    •  One Pyrheliometer sensor
    •  One Sunshine duration sensor
    •  One Sun Tracker Device
    •  One tower and lightning
    •  Data acquisition system running Sutron’s XConnect Software
    •  Installation & Training

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