These rugged handheld solar irradiance meters not only measure irradiance, but also have a built-in inclinometer to measure roof pitch, compass to measure roof orientation and thermometer to measure ambient air and module temperature. These unique additional features makes the Solar Survey 100 and 200R truly versatile and indispensable instruments, ensuring optimum conditions for every system you install.
The 200R now features new Solarlink™ connectivity which allows it to wirelessly give the PV150 Solar Installation Test Kit real-time irradiance, ambient temperature and PV module temperature measurement results simultaneously to electrical tests being conducted, as required by MCS and IEC 62446 standards. Results can be downloaded from the PV150 tester into the solar certification software.
The Solar Survey 200R model also includes a data logging facility with USB interface for data download to a PC. This allows for irradiance and temperature to be recorded at user-defined intervals over a number of hours or days, the collected data can then be downloaded to a PC for analysis of for inclusion in solar installation reports.
These high specification irradiance meters simply and quickly measure irradiance, displaying the information in either W/m2 or BTU/hr-ft2, making them ideal for both solar photovoltaic (Solar PV) and solar thermal applications.
The use of a photovoltaic reference cell, provides a more representative measurement of solar energy and greater accuracy and repeatability compared to irradiance meters which use simple photo diode detectors.
The Solar Survey 100 incorporates a display hold feature, which enables the user to easily capture readings in difficult locations.
100 - 1250Wm-2
30 - 400 BTU/h/ft2
Irradiance Sensor PV reference cell
Temperature -30oC to 100oC
Compass Bearing 0o to 360o
Inclinometer 0o to 90o
Data Logging large internal memory and real time clock with USB interface for data download to PC for analysis or reporting
Display Custom LCD
Power Supply 2AA alkaline batteries
Battery Life >20,000 readings
Auto Power Down after 2 minutes