Because of its many different functions, the radiation detector is the ideal measuring device to examine solar modules for their effectiveness. The radiation detector is therefore used in photovoltaic systems and research facilities for the further development of solar modules. The radiation detector can optionally be equipped with an ISO calibration certificate.
Radiation detector PCE-SPM 1 with integrated sensor, determines the energy yield of solar systems /
also serves to find optimal solar locations for new systems
The radiation detector for solar energy is the ideal handheld test device for solar engineers, architects and hobby solar technicians. With this solar measuring device you can determine the solar power. This enables a statement to be made about the composition and design of a photovoltaic system. The light intensity is measured using a monocrystalline silicon solar cell. The processor integrated in the solar measuring device ensures automatic correction to maintain the basic accuracy after each device has been calibrated in the solar simulator. The most important parameter P tot (in W/m²) can be read directly on the display.
The data contained in the internal memory (32,000 measured values) can be transferred to the serial interface of a PC using the software. This solar meter was also designed for outdoor use and has a weatherproof plastic housing. Its compact dimensions allow comfortable one-hand operation.
1. Solar direct measurement on site
The solar measuring device can be used to measure the energy directly at a defined position. These measured values can include can be used to check the efficiency of PV modules or solar thermal systems.
2. Simulation of temperature, power, voltage and current of PV modules
Attention: only possible in combination with the multimeter we offer.
3. Long term measurements
The solar measuring device is equipped with an internal data logger for measurements over longer periods of time.
The radiation detector detects the full solar radiation, i.e. both the direct radiation and the diffuse solar radiation of the atmosphere. Most of the energy in solar radiation that is reflected on the surface of the earth is in the infrared visible strip of the spectrum, as ultraviolet radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere. The solar radiation varies over the year because the angle of the incident light rays is larger in summer than in winter and the rays are more perpendicular in summer.
|Radiation detector PCE-PVA 100|
|Measuring range||0 … 10 V|
|Accuracy||±1 % ±(1 % of Vopen ±0.1 V)|
|Measuring range||10 … 60 V|
|Accuracy||±1 % ±(1 % of Vopen ±0.1 V)|
|Vopen: open voltage measurement on a solar module|
|Measuring range||0.01 … 10 A|
|Accuracy||±1 % ±(1 % of Ishort ±9 mA)|
|Measuring range||10 … 12 A|
|Accuracy||±1 % ±(1 % of Ishort ±0.09 A)|
|Ishort: short-circuit current of a solar cell|
|Adjustable photovoltaic area
||0.001 … 9999 m²|
|Adjustable irradiance||10 … 1000 W/m²|
|Display||4.8“ LC display|
|Fuse||F250 V, 12 A|
|Data memory||100 measurements|
|Storage rate||0 … 99 minutes|
|Battery life||ca. 400 linear measurements from 60 … 0 V|
|and 0 … 12 A|
|Power supply battery||11.1 V, 3400 mAh lithium battery|
|Power supply mains adapter
||Primary: 100 … 240 V AC 50/60 Hz|
|Secondary: 15 V DC / 3A|
|Degree of pollution||2|
|Temperature coefficient||0.1 % of the measuring range /|
|°C / °F at temperatures <18 °C / 64 °F and >28 °C / 82 °F|
|Operating conditions||-20 … 60 °C / -4 ... 140 °F <75 % RH, non-condensing|
|Dimensions||257 x 155 x 57 mm / 10.1 x 6.1 x 2.2 in|
|Weight||1160 g / 2.6 lbs|
|Radiation detector PCE-SPM 1|
|Measuring range||0 ... 2000 W/m²|
|Accuracy||±10 W/m² or ±5 % (the higher value applies)|
|Spectral range||400 ... 1100 nm|
|Data memory||32,000 measured values|
|Data transmission||serial RS232 interface|
|Ambient temperature range||0 ... +50 °C / 32 ... 122 °F|
|Max. humidity||<80 % RH|
|Power supply||4 x 1.5 V AAA Li-ion battery|
(for ca. 16 days of continuous use)
|Dimensions||111 x 64 x 34 mm / 4.37 x 2.52 x 1.34"|
|Weight||165 g / 5.8 oz|