The SNiP-PVM is a 'Sensor Node Integrated Package' for LoRaWAN or CAT-M1 communication of real-time solar energy for continuous photovoltaic performance monitoring.
The SNiP-PVM integrates 1x AD-NODE with:
The Apogee SP-214 Pyranometer measures total shortwave radiation and was designed for use in environments with significant background electrical noise that can be found in many industrial applications. The Apogee CS240 is a surface mountable PT1000 Class A PRT designed to measure back-of-panel temperature with the highest accuracy. The PRT is housed inside a rugged, self-adhesive aluminum disk designed to withstand harsh environments and promote heat transfer from panel surface. The Apogee ST-150 is a 1/8 inch, Class A PRT (Platinum Resistance Thermometer) with an IP67 rating.
Further parameters can be added to SNiP-PVM, without requiring loggers to match each distinct sensor, substantially reducing the cost of getting a fuller picture on the application.