19 Oct '15, 10am

Kipp & Zonen adds suite of new ‘smart’ PV power plant monitoring instruments for higher accuracy

The Smart range has as the main benefit a RS-485 ‘Modbus’ interface, combined with an amplified analogue output. Instruments can be connected directly to a digital data acquisition system for live radiation measurements, to monitor the status and power supply and to keep track of the calibration history. Connection of up to 247 instruments is possible to just one Modbus cable. Reprogramming the data loggers after recalibration is not required due to the instruments having standardised output ranges. This makes them easily exchangeable, saving time and cost. Another maintenance-saving development is that all new Smart instruments will have internal desiccant with a guaranteed lifespan of 10 years. The inspection of drying cartridges is not required. The ‘SmartExplorer’ computer software that comes free, allows simple configuration of the instrument communication settings, m...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/product_reviews/kipp_zonen_adds_su...

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