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PVmet-100 Station

  • Turn-key PV Solar monitoring station
  • Irradiance in plane of a PV array
  • PV back-panel temperature
  • Ambient temperature
  • MODBUS RTU 485 (Sunspec®)
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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, which is  developed by Rainwise Inc. and provided by EKO.

This low cost station is compact and simple to install and to connect to any inverter or SCADA system. As with all PVmet stations it includes a RS-485 Modbus interface (Sunspec® certified).

PVmet series are turn-key, easy to install and can be deployed under harsh environmental conditions. EKO provides a unique radiometer calibration compliant to 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 thermal 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/installer the only connections required are power, communications and external BOM sensors. Removing the front cover accesses all connections. The cover is secured with 4 screws.

Weight14.5 kg
Dimensions380 × 430 × 440 cm
Pyranometer (POA)

ML-01

Ambient Temperature

AT-01

Back module temperature

BPT-01

Power requirements

10 to 30 VDC at 50mA

Operating Environment

– 40° to 60°C

Relative humidity

0-100%, Condensing

Communication

RS-485/422 Serial Port

Communication interface

2-Wire Half Duplex

Communication speed

9600 Baud

Data Sheet

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