The PVMet™ 500 delivers a customizable, multi-point monitoring solution that provides reliable energy management on any solar project. Choose up to three Irradiance Sensors and three Back-of-Panel Temperature Sensors along with three standard sensor options and an optional Ultra Sonic Anemometer, Mini Aervane, or Rain Gauge. Simple to install on any solar project, the PVMet 500 connects to Modbus RTU Communication with an ethernet TCP option available. Ships fully assembled and factory calibrated.
The PVMet series of weather stations is designed for solar operations looking to gain insights into the efficiency and status of their PV system with accurate, bankable data. The PVMet series is simple to use, yet powerful enough to transform a solar installation into a sustainable solution that saves resources and energy. The RainWise PVMet 500 arrives fully assembled and is fully operational in minutes. All our PVMet stations are SunSpec certified or compliant and feature integration via Modbus RTU or an ethernet Modbus TCP option. Our customizable family of PVMet solutions offers the right fit for any solar project. Contact us for a personalized experience to develop a powerful and reliable solution specific to your business needs.
The PVmet 500 supports:
3 x Irradiance Sensors (Global or Plane-of-Array)
3 x Back-of-Panel Temperature Sensors
Sensors & Options
Ambient Temperature (Standard on base model)
Relative Humidity (Standard on base model)
Barometric Pressure (Standard on base model)
Ultra Sonic Anemometer (Optional)
Mounted or Stand-Alone Rain Gauge (Optional)
Sensors & Options
The irradiance sensor is adjustable and can be set to provide global irradiance. Choose up to three irradiance sensors.
A separate plane-of-array sensor is supplied with a mounting bracket to attach to the side of the PV panel. It is not adjustable. Choose up to three irradiance sensors.
These sensors are attached to the back of the PV panel using thermal conductive adhesive tape. They provide accurate panel temperatures, an important parameter for efficiency monitoring. One sensor is shipped with each system. The PVMet 500 supports three sensors if desired.
Ambient Air Temperature
The ambient air temperature sensor is housed in a passive solar shield for increased accuracy.
Wind Speed and Direction
A mini-aervane anemometer provides both wind speed and wind direction information.
Relative Humidity Sensor
Includes a built-in relative humidity sensor.
Barometric Pressure Sensor
Includes a built-in barometric pressure sensor.
This ultrasonic sensor has been designed without moving parts to avoid mechanical failure and ensure reliable operation. The sonic wind–vane/anemometers show very stable results over the long term and with little-to-no maintenance required. Every LCJ sensor is fully tested before shipping.
Mini Aervane Sensor
Our mini aervane utilizes an internal, contact-free magnetic system that provides constant horizontal wind tracking, leaving no mechanical parts to wear out over time and require replacement. Sturdy construction can withstand the most aggressive conditions from – 40º ~ 140º F. Each sensor is individually tested before shipping.
Rain Gauge Sensor
The RainWise Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge has an extra-large 8” diameter collector that meets the NWS (US) specifications for statistical accuracy. Every tip of the bucket is hand calibrated to count one-hundredth of an inch of rainfall.
Thank you for your purchase. We hope you are happy with your purchase. However, if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to us for a refund only. Please see below for more information on our return policy.
Currently Northwest SCADA is not offering any return policy. All sales are final once they have departed our warehouses. Orders may be canceled before they ship at no cost. All returns will be a per order based approval. Contact your sales rep for details or to request a return.
If a return is approve the below standards MUST be met.
- The product must be new, unused, and in the original packaging.
- A restocking fee of 35% will apply.
- The customer is responsible for all shipping costs related to the return of the item(s).
- If it is deemed that a returned product is opened or used, the product will not be returned and the customer will be responsible for covering all costs related to shipping the product back. The customer will also be charged an inspection fee of $120.
- Any products which arrives damaged will be refused. No exceptions.
- If an order is placed but not yet shipped, there will be no restocking fee and a full refund will be provided upon order cancellation.
Exemptions apply on some orders. See below for more details on orders that are exempt from our return policy.
Solar Panel Return Policy
All solar panel sales are final. No returns, no refunds. No Exceptions. If you have any questions about a product before purchase, please contact us.
All Orders over $10000 are final. Northwest SCADA and its partners reserve the right to refuse a return and/or exchange on any order regardless of order amount. A 35% restocking fee applies to all returns.
To return an item, please email customer service at email@example.com to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. After receiving a RMA number, place the item securely in its original packaging and include your proof of purchase, then mail your return to the following address:
PO Box 721
Lytton, British Columbia VOK1ZO
Please note, you will be responsible for all return shipping charges. We strongly recommend that you use a trackable method to mail your return.
After receiving your return and inspecting the condition of your item, we will process your return and issue a refund. Please allow at least thirty (30) days from the receipt of your item to process your return. Refunds may take 1-2 billing cycles to appear on your credit card statement, depending on your credit card company. We will notify you by email when your return has been processed and completed on our end.
Northwest SCADA is charged a fee of 2.7% + $0.30 on each order. Northwest SCADA reserves the right to withhold this credit card processing fee from any refund they choose.
The following items cannot be returned:
- Solar Panels – All Solar Panel sales are final
- Generators – All Generator sales are final
- Solar Module Racking – All solar module mounting hardware and racking sales are final
- Open Box items
- Special ordered items as per customer request from manufacture are final.
- Orders over $10000. Northwest SCADA and its partners reserve the right to refuse a return and/or exchange on any order regardless of order amount. A 35% restocking fee applies to all returns.
- Oversized item sales are final.
For defective or damaged products, please contact us at the contact details below to arrange a refund or exchange.
- A 35% restocking fee will be charged for all returns.
- The Credit Card Processing Fee is not refundable and will be withheld during refund for order cancellations and returns.
- All Solar Panel sales are final.
If you have any questions concerning our return policy, please contact us at:
All products are backed by the manufactures warranty first. You will find details regarding manufacture warranties below.
|Products & Accessories:||Warranty Period|
|KestrelMet Weather Stations||Two (2) years|
|Rainwise Weather Stations||Two (2) years|
|Victron Energy Products||Five(5) years|
|Canbat – Lithium Batteries||Ten (10) Years|
|Pylontech – Lithium Batteries||Ten (10) Years|
Any items not covered by the manufacture warranty above is covered by Northwest SCADA’s Limited 1 Year Warranty.
We want our customers to be confident in the products they purchase from us, which is why we offer a 1 year warranty on all of our products that are not covered by manufacture specified warranties below. In the event that something goes wrong, the buyer will only need to pay for return shipping.
Products that are damaged outside of the manufactures listed warranty specifications will not be covered under the warranty.
Solar Panel Warranty
All solar panels are backed by the solar panel manufactures warranty.
If you have any questions concerning our warranty policy, please contact us at: