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Solar Monitoring AWS

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Met One’s Solar Monitoring System is an automated weather station specifically designed for solar resource assessment and solar farm power generation monitoring. This system is easily customized with accessories for additional measurements, wireless communications, and remote operation.


The Solar Monitoring Weather Station includes common meteorological sensors, mounting accessories, a data logger or the signal translator installed in a NEME 4X enclosure, power supply, and communications hardware.


In the standard configuration, the data logger’s NEMA enclosure and sensors are mounted to a heavy-duty expandable 10-ft tripod but can easily be affixed to any lattice or mono-pole tower. The equipment can be powered from an AC source (100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz) or a solar panel power system.


The standard sensor array includes:

  • two pyranometers,

  • a combined temperature and relative humidity sensor,

  • wind speed and wind direction sensors, and

  • surface mounted temperature sensors to measure solar panel temperature.


Advanced features

  • Measures global, horizontal, plane of array & background irradiance

  • Measures wind speed, wind direction, ambient temperature, and relative humidity

  • Includes a surface mounted thermistor or RTD probe to measure solar panel temperature

  • Delivered as a preprogrammed, integrated system for simple installation

  • Supports TCP/IP, DHCP configuration

  • Supports serial (RS-232C/422/485, MODBUS) and analog (0-1V, 0-5V, 4-20mA) output

  • Modular and easily customized

About the system 

Technical Specifications

  • ​​Solar Resource Assessment

  • Power Generation Monitoring

  • Solar Farm Commissioning

  • Ambient Weather Monitoring

  • Research and Development

Typical applications

Common enhancements include a rain gauge, a barometric pressure sensor, a pyrheliometer, and first class or secondary standard pyranometers.

The following products are included with each Solar Monitoring Weather Station:

  • Two Pyranometers with 35-ft cables and prewired connectors.

  • 102870Wind Speed and Wind Direction Sensor with a 15-ft cable and a prewired connector.

  • 102798-1Relative Humidity & Ambient Air Temperature Sensor with a 15-ft cable and prewired connector.

  • 102818Naturally Aspirated Radiation Shield.

  • Surface Mounted Thermistor to Measure Solar Panel Temperature.

  • IMP-800/IMP-900 SeriesData Logger or Automet 500in NEMA 4X Enclosure (Includes 12 VDC Power Supply).

  • T-1100CTripod (Expandable from 6-ft to 10-ft).Supplied with Lightning Rod and Guy-Wires.

  • Mounting Accessories for Wind Sensor and Pyranometers.

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