Vernier Pyranometer - Solar Power MeterOrder code: PYR-BTA
Vernier's Pyranometer measures the power of electromagnetic radiation. It is sensitive to near infrared, visible and UV radiation, where 90% of solar energy is concentrated. It reads in watts per square metre so it is great for experiments with solar cells and calculating their efficiency. The dome-shaped top allows the Pyranometer to work with a wide range of sun angles.
The sensor is weatherproof and designed to be permanently mounted outside. The 6m cord means the black electronics box can be placed nearby where it should be kept dry.
This sensor requires suitable software and an interface such as one of the Vernier LabQuest variations or Vernier Go-Link.
For comprehensive details of the possible sensor/interface/software combinations see the Compatibility Guide link below.
Irradiance Range: 0 to 1100watts/m2 (in full sun)
Absolute Accuracy: ą5%
Long-Term Drift: Less than 3% per year
45° zenith angle: 1%
75° zenith angle: ą5%
Wavelength range: 370nm to 1140nm
Current draw: 300ľA
Output signal: 0 to 4.4V (dark to full sunlight)
Resolution (LabQuest 2, LabQuest, LabQuest Mini, Go!Link, LabPro): 0.3 watts/m2
Materials: Anodized aluminium with case acrylic lens
Pyranometer lens cover
Educational use only:
Vernier and Kidwind products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical or commercial applications. Details
- Warranty: 5 year limited warranty
- Package size (HxWxD): 38 x 152 x 229mm
- Packed weight: 200g
Last edited 24th Aug 2023
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