PVMet™ 75 Solar Monitoring Station

$992.00

The PVMet™ 75 is a compact and lightweight solar monitoring station featuring a Global or Plane-of-Array Irradiance Sensor, one or two Back-of-Panel Temperature Sensor(s), and an Ambient Air Temperature Sensor. Simple to install on any solar project, the PVMet 75 connects to Modbus RTU Communication with an ethernet TCP option available. Ships fully assembled and factory calibrated.

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SKU
800-0275

The PVMet series of weather stations is designed for solar operations looking to gain insights into the efficiency and status of their PV system with accurate, bankable data. The PVMet series is simple to use, yet powerful enough to transform a solar installation into a sustainable solution that saves resources and energy. The RainWise PVMet 75 station arrives fully assembled and is fully operational in minutes. All our PVMet stations are SunSpec certified or compliant and feature integration via Modbus RTU or an ethernet Modbus TCP option. Our customizable family of PVMet solutions offers the right fit for any solar project. Contact us for a personalized experience to develop a powerful and reliable solution specific to your business needs.

Features

  • Global or Plane-of-Array Irradiance Sensor
  • 1 or 2 x Back-of-Panel Temperature Sensor
  • Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
  • Modbus RTU Communication
  • Ethernet Modbus TCP option available
  • Ships fully assembled and factory calibrated
  • SunSpec Compatible

Sensors & Options

Global Irradiance or Plane-of-Array Irradiance

Choose between a RainWise Global or Plane-of Array Irradiance Sensor. The RainWise made sensor can be mounted on top of the PVMet 75 for global mode, or it can be mounted to match the PV panel angle with the included bracket for plane-of-array mode. The irradiance sensor comes with 25ft of cable for mounting options.

Back-of-Module Temperature

These sensors are attached to the back of the PV panel using thermal conductive adhesive tape. They provide accurate panel temperatures, an important parameter for efficiency monitoring. One sensor is shipped with each system. The PVMet 75 supports two sensors. The second may be purchased separately.

Ambient Air Temperature

The ambient air temperature sensor is housed in a passive solar shield for increased accuracy.

Specifications

Power Specifications

Power Requirements: 10 to 30VDC at less than 50mA

Operating Environment

Temperature: -40°C to 60°C (-40 to 140°F)

Relative Humidity: 0-100% Condensing F

Irradiance Sensor

Range: 0-1750 W/m2

Accuracy: +/-5%

Cosine Response: 45° +/-1%

Cosine Response: 75° +/-5%

Operational Temperature: -25 to 55°C (-13 to 131°F)

Resolution: 1W/m2

Ambient Air Temperature Sensor:

Range: -40 to 80°C (-40 to 176°F)

Accuracy: +/- 0.4°C (0.72°F)

Thermal Time Constant: 30 sec.

Resolution: 0.1°C

Back of Module (BOM) Temperature Sensors:

Range: -40 to 80°C (-40 to 176°F)

Accuracy: +/- 0.3°C (0.54°F)

Thermal Time Constant: 270 sec.

Cable Length: 7.62m (25 ft)

Resolution: 0.1°C

RS-485/422 Serial Port:

Mode: 2-wire half duplex

Connector: 4-position screw terminal

Max Speed: 9600 bps

Max. Modbus Poll Rate: 100 ms

Termination: 120 ohms (internal jumper enable)

Physical:

Packaged Weight: 2.26kg (5 lbs.)

Packaged Dimensions: 58.42cm x 25.4cm x 20.32cm (23" x 10" x 8")


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