The MeteoPV Solar Resource Platform delivers key photovoltaic (PV) resource data used in PV system analysis and performance assessment. It is the only purpose-built PV resource data platform on the market, and it is ideal for distributed PV monitoring and as a plane-of-array (POA) sunstation on large solar farms.
Built for PV monitoring, the MeteoPV scales to the purpose, size, and complexity of the performance data requirements with industry-standard pyranometers, reference cells, back-of-module temperature sensors, and compact all-weather sensors.
For deployment efficiency and error elimination, an onboard, browser-based, easy-to-understand user interface verifies proper sensor operation and SCADA communication. A PDF installation report containing site data, sensor metadata, and configuration data is generated to simplify sensor documentation and traceability.Read More
The MeteoPV communicates with smart pyranometers, reference cells, back-of-module temperature sensors, and compact weather sensors, making it a flexible and easy-to-use POA sunstation solution. The Modbus RTU protocol over RS-485 is used to interface with the sensors, while Modbus TCP/IP protocol is used to communicate with the local SCADA system or other data collection platform. A Modbus map is built-in to the MeteoPV, providing aggregation of sensor readings and valuable metadata from one source.
With its small footprint and DIN-rail mounting, the MeteoPV is ready for integration with existing combiner boxes or other control panels. Power-over-Ethernet compatibility is a convenient method for supplying power without needing additional power supplies.
Installation and commissioning are straightforward without the headache of navigating, configuring, and addressing multiple sensor interfaces or generic gateway devices.
|CPU||ARM Cortex M4 (running at 144 MHz)|
|Operating Voltage||9 to 30 Vdc|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40° to +70°C|
|Power Consumption @ 12 Vdc||~30 mA (not including sensors)|
|Isolated Sensor Power||12 Vdc, 800 mA|
|Isolated POE||802.3af compliant|
|USB Micro B||2.0 full-speed 12 Mbps (for computer connection)|
|SCADA Interface Port||RJ45 jack 10/100Base-TX, full and half duplex Auto-MDIX, magnetic isolation, and TVS surge protection|
|SCADA Interface Protocol||Modbus TCP/IP|
|Sensor Interface Port||Half-duplex RS-485|
|Sensor Interface Protocol||Modbus RTU over RS-485|
The MeteoPV is compatible with the following sensors: