Meet & Greet: MeteoLaser LiDAR

At Energy Canvas, we have used remote sensing devices since 2006, influencing the design and finance of wind projects and helping operational projects be more productive. Throughout the years, we have experienced the value these devices bring but also understand many of the ownership challenges with deployment, maintenance, and long-term value after the first deployment.As [...]

Meet & Greet: MeteoLaser LiDAR2022-04-28T03:55:13+00:00

Meet & Greet: LiDARs

In our previous Meet & Greet posts, we have been focusing largely on sensors that are often found in resource assessment and meteorology, but in this post, we will look at a different technology that measures wind resource—LiDARs! Light Detection and Ranging methods (LiDARs) have been used for years by the wind industry, for [...]

Meet & Greet: LiDARs2022-03-30T04:25:13+00:00

Meet & Greet: Precipitation Sensors & Monitors

It is a new year, and we are thankful for the many opportunities we see it bring, but we also continue looking back to those who were impacted by the flooding that has occurred in southern BC late last year. It is hard to hear about families losing their homes and livelihoods within minutes, whether [...]

Meet & Greet: Precipitation Sensors & Monitors2022-01-07T21:25:47+00:00

Meet & Greet: Solar Sensors

With solar photovoltaic modules relying on irradiance to produce energy, solar resource sensors are a must to include in a solar project measurement campaign. In this post, we will be introducing our selection of solar sensors, such as pyranometers, pyrheliometers, and the sun trackers that support them! Pyranometers: Different models for different purposes Pyranometers [...]

Meet & Greet: Solar Sensors2021-12-07T20:24:23+00:00

Meet & Greet: T/RH Sensors & Weather Shields

In the previous Meet & Greet, we discussed integrating barometers into renewable energy projects and measurement campaigns. Since air pressure, temperature (T), and relative humidity (RH) impact each other, we usually recommend installing T/RH sensors in combination with barometers to better characterize the local conditions. In today’s post, we will be introducing the advantages [...]

Meet & Greet: T/RH Sensors & Weather Shields2021-11-11T06:01:47+00:00

Meet & Greet: Air Pressure Sensors

It’s no surprise that renewable energy projects reliant on site conditions benefit greatly from accurately understanding the ambient environment. With this Meet & Greet series, we’ve talked about anemometers that sense wind speed and wind vanes that detect wind direction. The next piece of the puzzle is understanding air mass or air density. To [...]

Meet & Greet: Air Pressure Sensors2021-11-11T06:02:30+00:00

Meet & Greet: Wind Vanes

In our first Meet & Greet, we had the pleasure getting acquainted with the vertical-axis cup anemometers. Well, the cup anemometer’s partner in crime is the wind vane since they work together to provide measurement data on wind speed and wind direction, respectively. Without further ado, let’s have a meet with our wind vanes! [...]

Meet & Greet: Wind Vanes2021-10-28T00:34:36+00:00

Meet & Greet: Data Loggers

In our last Meet & Greet, we talked about anemometers, which are wind speed sensors. But what’s the point of installing all sorts of sensor equipment if the data has no place to go? In today’s post, we will be taking a dive into data loggers! If a meteorological station were a person, the [...]

Meet & Greet: Data Loggers2021-10-28T00:34:46+00:00

Meet & Greet: Anemometers

Canadian meteorologist John Patterson developed the first 3-cup anemometer in 1926. Today, we celebrate the 3-cup anemometer’s 95th anniversary! This post marks the first of a multi-part Meet & Greet series on meteorological equipment available here at Energy Canvas. Today, we are excited to kick-start the series with the four main types of anemometers [...]

Meet & Greet: Anemometers2021-10-28T00:34:53+00:00

Energy Canvas partnering with Ammonit: Quality meteorological equipment now available in Canada!

At Energy Canvas, our mission is to help companies and communities maximize their return on their investments, whether they’re off grid or on grid. That’s not changing, it’s only getting better. We are very excited to be the Canadian partner of Ammonit from Germany, a distributor of premium quality meteorological equipment and data logging [...]

Energy Canvas partnering with Ammonit: Quality meteorological equipment now available in Canada!2021-10-28T00:35:06+00:00
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