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HailSens IoT

light years ahead, a hail sensor to collect ground truth

photo of HyQuest Solutions / KISTERS HailSens IoT sensor | the round sensor plate has a diameter of 19.685 in (500 mm), height of 11.81 in (300 mm), and weight of 14.33 lbs (6.5 kg) | mount on a 2-in or 4-in diameter pole

Collecting unmatched detail per hailstone

HailSens IoT combines next generation hail sensing with online data visualization.

Deployed throughout your solar farm, the advanced hail sensor collects objective data on hailstone impacts.

Detect hail as opposed to other types of icy or watery precipitation.

In real time, record multiple characteristics of each hailstone:

  • kinetic energy
  • equivalent diameter
  • date- and timestamp of the impact

Measure hail stone size with up to 70% more accuracy than other hail sensors.

Cloud software enables immediate assessment of hail storms as they unfold.

Settings enable users to issue near real-time alerts based on incoming data.

photo man in an orange hardhat walks through a solar farm to inspect solar assets

Optimizing hail data use

The cloud software enables immediate assessment of hail storms as they unfold.

Settings enable users to issue near real-time alerts based on incoming data.

  • Triage asset inspections.
  • Identify and document potential hail damage, even microcracks.
  • Expedite insurance claims with objective data.

Use long-term data to better understand hailstorms and improve forecasting accuracy.

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Key features

1

Real-time hail risk monitoring

The 19.685in (500 mm) diameter sensor plate instantly detects hail events to inform operation & maintenance decisions in real time, and to inform expected uptime and future planning. Measure hail pellets with diameters as small as 0.2in (5 mm) and hail stones up to 1.97in (50 mm).

2

Kinetic impact measurement

Revolutionize your approach to hail monitoring to record more than the size of hail. Kinetic energy accounts for hailstone size, hardness and velocity. The modern technique increases understanding of this type of precipitation.

3

In-situ ratiometric principle and compensation

Enjoy lifetime calibration and drift-free differential measurement.

Also ensure the reliability of your weather monitoring network when you include KISTERS sensors. Our global team of engineers, meteorologists and environmental consultants has 60+ years of experience in designing, manufacturing and supporting WMO-quality weather and precipitation instruments.

4

24/7 cloud software

Easily log into a web browser to access data about weather forecasts, the hail event, and past weather data. Maps, charts, standard and user-defined dashboards help you monitor, analyze and report information.

Our ISO-certified IT services ensure you quality data & advanced IT for your investment, maximizing the uptime & availability of decision-support.

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