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Apogee PV-100: PV Monitoring Package

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 24V - 12V 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

Fan-Aspirated Solar Radiation Shield (TS-100)

  • Prevents solar radiation induced errors
  • Long life, IP55 rated fan
  • Meets IEC 61724-1 requirements

Back-of-Panel Temperature Sensor (CS240)

  • PT1000 Class A PRT
  • Self-adhesive aluminum disk promotes heat transfer from panel surface

Air Temperature Sensor (ST-150)

  • 1/8 inch diameter, Class A PRT
  • IP67 rated
  • Meets IEC 61724-1 requirements
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 Repeatability 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 humidity, 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-Panel 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 Temperature Range -40 to 105°C
Disk Material Anodised aluminium
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