Megger’s new PVM210 solar irradiance meter has been designed specifically to aid solar companies install arrays.

Unlike most other irradiance meters, the PVM210 has the solar detector located on the top of the instrument allowing it to fit in a compact design.  Megger designed the PVM210 to be easy and convenient to use in just one hand, with its measurement hold function allowing easier measurements to be taken when working on a sloping roof or at the top of a ladder.

Megger’s new PVM210 solar irradiance meter weighs just 90 g (3 oz) and has an operating temperature range of +5 ºC to + 40 ºC. It is supplied complete with a durable protective pouch for storage and transport.

The 90 gram meter offers fast accurate readings of solar power and shows the result on a large easy-to-read 3¾-digit liquid crystal display. This makes the instrument ideally suited as an aid to selecting the optimum position for PV panels during installation. In addition, it can also be used in conjunction with an ammeter to verify that the short-circuit current of a PV installation matches the specification provided by the manufacturer of the PV panels.

Suitable for use in all types of solar power installations, the PVM210 measures incident solar irradiance up to 1999 W/m2 (634 BTU/ft2.hour) with a typical accuracy of ± 10 W/m2 (± 3 BTU/ft2.hour). A sampling time of just 0.25 seconds ensures that accurate readings are produced almost instantly