Become a participant
(2018-08-06, 16:58)sunwind Wrote: Hi all, 

I am posting here because I tried to get in touch with Blitzortung but didn’t manage. I am working for a company which owns and operates wind and solar farms. I am an operation supervisor there. I am looking for a solution to detect lightning around our assets in order to protect the people who intervene on the machines. I would thus need to access a real time lighting database. The goal is not to sell anything, only to create alerts to guarantee the safety of the workers on our sites.

Do you think that this use could be aligned with the policy of Blitzortung? We are open on the form (eventually and if it’s necessary to have access to the data we could develop an open platform of alerts using Blitzortung data), and on the way we can participate (from installing detectors to a financial participation).

Thank you for your answers!

Hello sunwind,

becomming a station operator will be the first step to get access to the data. But even if you are station operator it would be not covered by the terms of use to use the data for the protection of life and techonolgy.

See also The following text is a quote:
"" is not an official authority for lightning or thunderstorm data. The data shown on our website is provided only for private and entertainment purposes. The project "" is for the contributors merely a voluntary leisure activity.

It is not allowed to use our lightning data for storm warning systems, for plausibility checks of overvoltage damages, or risk analysis for precautionary protection of high-quality technology, even if the data are not obtained directly from our site but from third-party websites.

Cheers Klaus
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Messages In This Thread
Become a participant - by sunwind - 2018-08-06, 16:58
RE: Become a participant - by dupreezd - 2018-08-06, 17:22
RE: Become a participant - by gerbold - 2018-08-06, 17:27
RE: Become a participant - by sunwind - 2018-08-08, 16:59
RE: Become a participant - by kevinmcc - 2018-08-08, 23:21

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