The PVmet-100 is our standard model option, which features sensors specific to PV power generation. Standard measurement parameters (irradiance, PV back-panel temperature, ambient temperature) PVmet is an innovative sensor platform for PV monitoring that was developed by Rainwise Inc. and provided by EKO. This low-cost station is compact and simple to install and connect to any inverter or SCADA system. As with all PVmet stations, it includes an RS-485 Modbus interface (Sunspec® certified).
The PVMet series of weather stations are 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, tough enough for harsh environmental conditions, and powerful enough to transform a solar installation into a sustainable solution that saves resources and energy.
The PVmet series is ready to use, simple to install, and can withstand harsh environmental conditions. EKO provides a unique radiometer calibration compliant with the international standards defined by ISO/IEC17025/9847.
Various mounting options are available, including the Mono Mount. The PVmet is supplied with a detachable mast section that can be bolted to an existing structure. Back module temperature sensors are attached to the back of the PV panel using thermally conductive adhesive tape. They provide accurate panel temperatures, an important parameter for efficiency monitoring. One sensor is shipped with each system. The PVmet supports two sensors.
All electrical connections are made using screw terminals. Standard sensors are factory-installed. As a user or installer, the only connections required are power, communications, and external BOM sensors. Removing the front cover allows access to all connections. The cover is secured with four screws.
Application and features of PVmet-100 Station:
✅ Solar PV plant monitoring
✅ Meteorological reseacrh
|✅ Adjustable irradiance sensor for Global or Plane-of- Array monitoring
✅ Supports up to 2 back-of-panel temperature sensors
✅ Easy integration to most SCADA and PLC systems via RS-485 Modbus RTU interface