Solar Energy

Compact weather stations can be used to provide crucial management information on the efficiency of solar parks.

Tracking the weather

Weather stations in solar parks provide data on solar radiation, temperature, humidity, wind and rain. This data indicates a possible increase or reduction in the efficiency of the park.

Measurement parameters

MaxiMet and MetPak weather stations monitor solar park efficiency by utilising ISO9060 standard solar radiation sensors against energy forecasts, wind speed for panel loading which helps avoid panel damage, precipitation to assist with maintenance scheduling and external temperature sensors to monitor individual panel efficiency.

Recommended wind sensors for solar farm analysis...

  • MetPak Pro

    MetPak Pro is a professional weather station providing wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, temperature, humidity and dew point measurements, with capability to connect up to four auxiliary sensors and combine all inputs into one serial data output.

    Max Wind Speed 60m/s (134mph)
    Construction UV stabilised white thermoplastic
    Operating Temperature -35°C to +70°C
    Weight 1.1kg (including bracket)
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  • MetPak

    MetPak is a compact, multi-sensor weather station. Monitored parameters include: Wind Speed & Direction; Air Temperature; Relative Humidity; Barometric Pressure and Dew Point.

    Max Wind Speed 60m/s (135mph)
    Construction UV stabilised white thermoplastic
    Operating Temperature -35°C to +70°C
    Weight 0.6kg (including 10m cable)
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  • MetPak RG

    MetPak RG is capable of monitoring seven weather parameters: precipitation, barometric pressure, air temperature, humidity, dew point, wind speed and wind direction.

    Max Wind Speed 0-60m/s (134mph)
    Construction UV stabilised white thermoplastic
    Operating Temperature -35°C to +70°C
    Weight 2.1kg (including bracket)
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  • MaxiMet

    MaxiMet is an advanced compact weather station designed and manufactured by Gill Instruments using proven technology to measure meteorological and environmental parameters to international standards.

    Wind
    Temperature
    Humidity
    Pressure
    Solar Radiation
    Precipitation
    Compass
    GPS (option)
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