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 200 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.
- Global Solar Irradiance Sensor
- Plane-of-Array Irradiance Sensor
- 1 or 2 x Back-of-Panel Temperature Sensor
- Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
- Wind Speed Sensor
- Wind Direction Sensor
- Modbus RTU Communication
- Ethernet Modbus TCP option available
- Ships fully assembled and factory calibrated
- SunSpec Certified
Sensors & Options
The irradiance sensor is adjustable and can be set to provide global irradiance.
A separate plane-of-array sensor is supplied with a mounting bracket to attach to the side of the PV panel. It is not adjustable.
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 200 supports two sensors if desired.
Ambient Air Temperature
The ambient air temperature sensor is housed in a passive solar shield for increased accuracy.
Wind Speed and Direction
A mini-aervane anemometer provides both wind speed and wind direction information.