Solar Survey 200R

Solar Survey 200R

The ultimate site survey tool

The Solar Survey series of irradiance meters are the perfect tools for solar photovoltaic and solar thermal installers to conduct comprehensive solar site surveys.

With a solar reference cell to measure true irradiance, the Solar Survey provides greater accuracy of measurement data compared to meters which use a photo diode detector.

Suitable for both photovoltaic and solar thermal installations
Measures irradiance as required by IEC 62446
Built-in compass and inclinometer measure roof orientation and pitch
Hands Free
Supplied with suction mount temperature probe for hands-free ambient and surface temperature measurement (Solar Survey 200R model only)
200R features Seaward SolarlinkTM for wireless connectivity with the PV150/200 testers (available separately)
Data Logger
Built-in data logger and USB interface (Solar Survey 200R model only)
Build Quality
Rugged, robust and handheld
Optional mounting bracket for accurate and easy measurements

About the Solar Survey Series

These rugged handheld units not only measure irradiance, but also have a built-in inclinometer to measure roof pitch, compass to measure roof orientation and thermometer to measure ambient air and module temperature. These unique additional features makes the Solar Survey 100 and 200R truly versatile and indispensable instruments, ensuring optimum conditions for every system you install.

The 200R now features new Solarlink™ connectivity which allows it to wirelessly give the PV150/PV200 real-time irradiance, ambient temperature and PV module temperature measurement results simultaneously to electrical tests being conducted, as required by the IEC 62446 international standard. Results can be downloaded from the PV150/PV200 into certification software.

The Solar Survey 200R model also includes a data logging facility with USB interface for data download to a PC. This allows for irradiance and temperature to be recorded at user-defined intervals over a number of hours or days, the collected data can then be downloaded to a PC for analysis of for inclusion in installation reports.

These high specification irradiance meters simply and quickly measure the sun's irradiance, displaying the information in either W/m2 or BTU/hr-ft2, making them ideal for both solar photovoltaic and thermal applications.

The use of a photovoltaic reference cell, provides a more representative measurement of solar energy and greater accuracy and repeatability compared to irradiance meters which use simple photo diode detectors.

The Solar Survey 100 and 200R both incorporate a display hold feature, which enables the user to easily capture readings in difficult locations.

Solar Survey Comparison

  SS 100 SS 200R
IEC 62446 compliant    
Irradiance measurement (using solar reference cell)    
Compass function    
Roof pitch measurement    
Ambient temperature    
PV module temperature    
Datalogging function    
SolarLink ™ connectivity    

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Optional Accessories

Technical Specifications

Display Range 0 – 1500 W/m-2 or 30 – 500 BTU/hr-ft2
Measurement Range 100 – 1250 W/m-2 or 30 – 400 BTU/hr-ft2
Resolution 1W/m2 / 1 BTU/hr-ft22
Compass Bearing
Display Range 0° to 360°
Measurement Ranges 0° to 360°
Datalogging and connectivity
Datasets 5000
Sample Rate 1 to 60 minutes (user definable)
Datalogging Download utility software included
Compatible with SolarCert Elements software (version 1.1)
Connectivity USB download to PC
Wireless ‘Solarlink™’ to PV150/PV200 (range c. 30m / 100 ft)
Warranty 2 years (Terms and conditions apply. )
Calibration 1 year
Display Range -30°C to +125°C
Measurement Ranges -30°C to +125°C
Display Range 0° to 90°
Measurement Ranges 0° to 90°
Optional accessories and spare parts
Suction mount PV module temperature sensor 396A980
Mounting bracket for Solar Survey 100/200R 396A979
Additional Information
Display Default Spec ValueCustom LCD
Power Supply 2AA Alkaline Batteries
Battery Life >20,000 Readings
Auto power down After 2 minutes
Frequency 433MHz
Supplied with calibration certificate
Solar Survey 100 Part No: 396A910
Solar Survey 200R Part No 396A914 (433MHz)


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