PV-100: PV Monitoring Package

Introducing the new PV monitoring package designed to work with an SMA cluster controller.

  • Product Name:PV Monitoring Package
  • Item No.:PV-100
  • Manufacturers:Apogee
  • Country of Origin: USA

Introducing the new PV monitoring package designed to work with an SMA cluster controller. The package includes a silicon-cell pyranometer with a mounting bracket, Class A PRT back-of-panel temperature sensor with Kapton tape, fan-aspirated solar radiation shield with 24 V-12 V DC converter, and Class A PRT air temperature sensor with TS-100 port adapter.


Solar Radiation Sensor (SP-214)

High accuracy, silicon-cell pyranometer

4-20 mA output signal

Measures Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) or Plane of Array (PoA) Irradiance

More information on the SP-214 available here.

Includes AL-120 Solar Mounting Bracket with Leveling Plate

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Fan-Aspirated Solar Radiation Shield (TS-100)

Prevents solar radiation induced errors

Long life, IP55 rated fan

Meets IEC 61724-1 requirements

Includes 24 V-12 V DC Converter

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Back-of-Panel Temperature Sensor (CS240)

PT1000 Class A PRT

Self-adhesive aluminum disk promotes heat transfer from panel surface

Includes Kapton tape to secure sensor

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Air Temperature Sensor (ST-150)

1/8 inch diameter, Class A PRT

IP67 rated

Meets IEC 61724-1 requirements

Includes port adapter for TS-100

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SP-214 Silicon-cell Pyranometer    Specifications

Power Supply    5 to 36 V DC with a maximum current drain 22 mA (2 mA quiescent current drain)

Sensitivity    0.013 mA per W mˉ²

Calibration Factor    78 W mˉ² mA (reciprocal of sensitivity) with an offset of 4.0 mA

Calibration Uncertainty    ± 5 %

Calibrated Output Range    4 to 20 mA

Measurement Repeatablitiy    Less than 1 %

Non-stability (Long-term Drift)    Less than 2 % per year

Non-linearity    Less than 1 % (up to 1250 W mˉ², maximum radiation measurement is 1250 w mˉ²)

Response Time    Less than 1 ms

Field of View    180 ˚

Spectral Range    360 to 1120 nm (wavelengths where response is 10 % of maximum)

Directional (Cosine) Response    ±5 % at 75 ˚ zenith angle

Temperature Response    0.04 ± 0.04 % per C

Operating Environment    -40 to 70 C, 0 to 100 % relative humdiity, can be submerged in water up to depths of 30 m

Dimensions    24 mm diameter, 28 mm height

Cable    5 m of shielded, twisted-pair wire with santoprene rubber jacket (high water resistance, high UV stability, flexibility in cold conditions)

Mass    140 g ( with 5 m of lead wire)

Warranty    4 years against defects in materials and workmanship

CS240 Back-of-Pannel Temperature Sensor    Specifications

Element Type    Precision 1000 Ω class A platinum sensing element

Tolerance    ± (0.15 + 0.002t) 

Temperature Coefficient    TCR = 3850 ppm/K

Long-Term Stability    Maximum R₀ drift 0.04 % (after 1000 h at 400 C)

Measuring Current    0.1 to 0.3 mA

Operating Tempertature Range     -40 to 105 C

Disk Material     Anodized aluminum 

Cable Jacket Material    Black semi-gloss PVC, UL VWˉ¹ sunlight-resistant for outdoor use 

Disk Diameter     25.4 mm

Overall Probe Length     63.5 mm 

Overmolded Joint Dimensions     57.2 x 11.2 x 14.7 mm 

ST-150 Class A PRT     Specifications 

Measurement Range     -50 to 70 C 

Measurement Uncertainty     0.3 C (-40 to 60 C), Class A 

Measurement Repeatability     Less than 0.01 C 

Long-term Drift     Less than 0.05 C per year 

Equilibration Time     15 seconds

Self-heating      Less than 0.01 C (typical, assuming pulsed excitation of 2.1 V DC), 0.09 at 5 C (max. assuming continuous input excitation of 2.1 V DC) 

Operating Environmental     -50 to 70 C, 0 to 100 % relative humidity 

Input Voltage Requirement     Datalogger dependent 

Output Voltage Requirement     Datalogger dependent 

Current Draw     Datalogger dependent 

Dimensions     56 mm, 3 mm diameter 

Mass     95 g 

Warranty     4 years against defects in materials and workmanship 

TS-100 Fan-Aspirated Radiation Shield     Specifications 

Difference among Individual Replicate Shields     Less than 0.1 C 

Aspiration Rate     6 m sˉ¹ at full-speed, 3 m sˉ¹ at half-speed 

Fan Input Voltage Requirement     10.8 to 13.2 V DC 

Fan Current Drain     80 mA at full-speed, 25 mA at half-speed 

Fan Dust and Water Protection     IP55 

Dimensions     220 mm height, 270 mm diameter 

Mass     840 g 

Cables     5 m of shielded, twisted-pair wire for fan and air temperature sensors with santoprene rubber jacket (high water resistance, high UV stability, flexibility in cold conditions), pigtail lead wires 

Warranty     4 years against defects in materials and workmanship