A SAM 400-series sensor has been acquired by the MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The MASDAR Institute is a graduate level, research-oriented university that focuses on alternative energy, sustainability and the environment. Their web site is located at http://www.masdar.ac.ae/.
The SAM sensor adds important information about the direct solar radiation that reaches the ground, and is used in one of MASDAR’s strategic research domains. The focus of this domain is on the development and deployment of technologies, systems and polices for efficient and cost effective production, delivery and use of energy with minimal impact on the environment.