SolarEdge Weather Station

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The required sensors in your weather station

Sensor   Item Code Details
Ambient Temperature Sensor 3S-AT-PT1000-I/U Ambient temperature sensor 3S-AT-PT1000-I-U
Irradiance Sensor 3S-SR-T-I/U Irradiance Sensor With Anolog Output
Wind Speed Sensor 3S-WS-I/U Wind Speed Sensor With Analog Output
Module Temperature Sensor 3S-MT-PT1000-I/U Module Temperature Sensor 3S-AT-PT1000-I-U
Wind Direction Sensor 3S-WD-I/U Wind Direction Sensor With Analog Output
Humidity Sensor 3S-RH-I/U Humidity Sensor With Analog Output

Other Sensors:

  • Rain Gauge
  • Air Pressure Sensor

More details about SolarEdge weather station

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 the hookup of three analog sensors.

The most required sensors from the SolarEdge weather station are as follows:

Network Structure of SolarEdge Weather Station

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 integrated module temperature.

Ambient temperature Sensor with Analog output for solar power plant is housed inside a shield against solar radiation that includes 8 suction plates which allow air to pass freely. The shield is used to protect the sensor from any radiation source.

Module temperature sensor, in addition to the module temperature which is integrated inside the irradiance sensor, SEVEN Sensor produces another one with a plastic housing protected by an aluminum plate to save and protect the data obtained.

Wind speed sensor with analog output is made of stainless steel. It is used to measure wind speed in solar power plants, and to provide the data to the Gateway.

In addition to the sensors mentioned, there is a Wind direction sensor that can be compatible with the SolarEdge Gateway, which 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/PV pyranometer sensor 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.