SolarEdge Weather Station
SEVEN provides a full set of weather station for Solar Power Plants compatible with SolarEdge Dataloggers. It includes different sensors required to monitor the Solar PV Plant using SolarEdge Monitoring Portal. SEVEN Sensor Solutions provides a complete set of SolarEdge weather station, whose sensors report a series of weather data at specific intervals without human intervention. These sensors are completely compatible with the SolarEdge Gateway, which has three connection ports that allows to connect three analog sensors.
The required sensors in your weather station
More details about SolarEdge weather station
The most required sensors from the SolarEdge weather station are as follows:
PV Pyranometer, with Analog Output, is the essential sensor of the SolarEdge weather station. It is made of monocrystalline silicone and connected to a high-precision shunt. This irradiance sensor must be placed away from any kind of obstacles, and it contains an internal cell temperature sensor.
Ambient Temperature Sensor with Analog output for solar power plant is housed inside a shield against solar radiation that includes four aspirate plates which allow air to pass freely. The shield is used to protect the sensor from any radiation source.
Module Temperature Sensor, with Analog Output which measures the back of module temperature value that is used in the calculation of the Performance Ratio of the PV Plant.
Wind Speed Sensor with Analog Output is used to measure wind speed in solar power plants, and to provide the data to the Gateway.
Wind Direction Sensor with Analog Output which is compatible with the SolarEdge Gateway. It is used to monitor the direction of the wind.
To further clarify, the gateway datalogger has only three connection ports, which can be connected to three analog sensors, so it can communicate with one Irradiance Sensor/PV Pyranometer and two others from the list above.
Connection between SE Gateway and the PV sets
As shown in the figure above, the PV sets are connected to the SE Gateway via RS485. The RS485 connection creates a bus chain of 31 SE slaves. The Gateway or the SE Datalogger features an interface for controlling SolarEdge inverter power and communications. And this Monitoring Platform shows detailed information on the current and previous capabilities of each individual module and the entire system.
The SolarEdge monitoring platform can be a very useful tool for tracking the progress of all PV sites powered by SolarEdge devices. It enables users to detect, locate and repair faults, maintenance operations and analyze site efficiency.
If you meet any difficulty during installation, SEVEN Sensor Solutions is always ready to help you. Our engineers are therefore authorized to provide a remote setup. Thus, our logistics department ensures worldwide delivery. This means that you receive your products at your front door.