The SP-510 is an upward-looking thermopile pyranometer with an analog output of 0 to 100 mV. The sensor incorporates a blackbody thermopile detector and acrylic diffuser with a rugged, self-cleaning sensor housing design, and high-quality cable terminating in pre-tinned pigtail leads for easy connection to dataloggers and controllers. Typical applications include shortwave radiation measurement in agricultural, ecological, and hydrological weather networks. Sensors are also used toÂ optimize photovoltaic systems.
These sensors can also be coupled with our downward facing pyranometer to form an albedometer.Â For this application, we recommendÂ the ApogeeÂ SP-710-SSÂ Albedometer sensor package,Â which consists of oneÂ SP-510-SSÂ upward-facing pyranometer, oneÂ SP-610-SSÂ downward-facing pyranometer, anÂ AY-001Â differential splitter, and an AW-605-SS 5 meter cable.Â For mounting to a mast or directly to a solar panel, we recommend using either theÂ AL-130Â Albedometer mounting bracket or theÂ AM-500Â Net Radiometer mounting bracket paired with anÂ AM-130Â mounting fixture with 12" rod.
Sensor includes IP68 marine-grade stainless-steel cable connector 30 cm from head to simplify sensor removal and replacement for maintenance and recalibration.
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