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HailSens360

high-resolution hailstorm forecast & sensing to minimize impacts to your operations and assets

photo two operators inspect solar PV panels in a utility-scale solar farm

Monitoring hail risk & mitigating damage

HailSens360 delivers extensive hailstorm forecasts and nowcast data to mitigate hail damage. In addition, real-time measurements of hailstones – their size, velocity and distribution – and in-depth post-event analytical tools help you assess damages and file claims.

Our intuitive cloud & sensor solution gives you unparalleled decision support for optimal hail data before, during and after the storm.

You not only know what’s coming but also when, where, and the expected impact with Hailsens360.

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Your benefits

1

Get alerts 48 hours before the storm

Prepare to act based on precise weather data from multiple sources, HRRR & NAM forecasts of conditions favorable for the development of a potentially severe hail event.

2

Act on nowcasts 60-90 minutes ahead of potential impact

Get actionable insights every 6 mins for stowing, locking & other asset-protection strategies based on VIL density, nowcast algorithms & strong hail size/VIL density correlation.

3

Record real-time hail measurements

Precisely measure each hailstone: their size, velocity & distribution upon impact. These details are key to better understanding future hailstorms and expedite claims processing.

4

Increase resiliency with post-storm analyses

View comprehensive data of the hail event in combination with damage (including microcracks), operational downtime to ensure operational resiliency & optimal energy output.

5

Maximum uptime & availability of your assets

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

Product Highlights

  • Radar hail data, visualization & analytical tools

    Radar hail data, visualization & analytical tools

    Get accurate & precise forecast data.

    Inform assessments of near-term and real-time hail impacts on your operations as well as your sustainability plans.

    Animate high-resolution hail radar imagery (historical and forecast).

    Retrieve hail sensor-calibrated cumulative precipitation amounts for any defined period, with assessment and actioning of events available via a simple mouse-click.

    Tap into embedded expert meteorological models, as we bring worldwide knowledge of severe weather environments to your wind & solar farm operators.

  • Customized to your needs

    Customized to your needs

    Within the Hailsens360 platform, add particular zones of interest, sensors and hotspots for localized observations and forecasts.

    Over time, evaluate how significant hail impact will be for your area by comparing post-event forecasts and measurements to plan appropriately — for insurance coverage, operational training, or future asset siting.

    Additionally, integrate with precipitation sensors by KISTERS.

    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 polephoto of the HailSens IoT sensor

  • Your warning and alert settings

    Your warning and alert settings

    No arbitrary forecasts for you.

    Get automated notifications when the criteria you define are met in 48 hours, 60-90 minutes (nowcasts) and real time.

    Identify hotspots or zones of interest in a few clicks. Even upload polygons from your GIS platform.

    You decide for whom, how and when messages will be issued for timely and effective decisions. 

    Notifications include links to easily access your hailstorm data in intuitive maps, charts and tables.

    screen capture KISTERS HailSens360 hailstorm forecast, nowcast and real-time hail observations

  • Lessons learned data for future decisions

    Lessons learned data for future decisions

    View and analyze past hail events using the same tools available in forecast and real-time modes. 

    For post event analysis, review past alarming events from forecasts, nowcasts and observations.

    A rich set of statistics including raster animation & extracted information, as well as hailstone distribution analyses with distribution of hailstone size, velocity and distribution over a geographic area.

We wanted to enable solar developers to protect assets from hail damage before a storm... to do that, we built a system that can predict, precisely quantify and validate hail. All that information is displayed in an online dashboard to help operators leverage data-driven decision-making

Johan Jaques, HailSens360 solution owner with KISTERS AG

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