SunScout is a reliable, high-quality solar resource assessment system designed to the highest industry standard that delivers accurate data measurements, including the following options:
Campbell Scientific’s SunScout is a complete system designed by industry professionals with decades of experience. Created to support user preferences, SunScout offers a range of sensor, cellular modem, and data management options. This system includes our widely used, reliable data acquisition from leading and standard sensors—all protected by a CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger.Read More
The SunScout is a turnkey, Class A meteorological station specifically designed for solar-resource assessment. The SunScout provides the onsite data essential for a thorough understanding of a project site’s solar resources and variability. The system is designed with fast-to-field features that simplify and expedite installation. No system coding is required. Data retrieval is easy and flexible. Various options and components are listed below.
The CR1000X is our flagship data logger that provides measurements and control for a wide variety of applications. Designed to perform at extremely low power consumption, this reliable and rugged data logger is an excellent choice for solar resource assessment application.
The electronics are shielded from radio frequency (RF) by a unique, sealed, stainless-steel canister. A battery-backed clock assures accurate timekeeping. Common to all contemporary Campbell Scientific data loggers, the onboard BASIC-like programming language supports data processing and analysis routines.
Select irradiance sensors from the following:
All sensors include appropriate cable length, mounting equipment, and accessories for easy in-field setup.
Select a meteorological sensor package from the following:
Select appropriate kits to match your project needs:
Our soiling monitoring kits analyze effective irradiance loss in module soiling that causes project energy production loss. This kit optimizes measurement accuracy and uses data filtering to ensure the highest quality soiling data in solar resource assessment applications.
Campbell Scientific integrates the SPN1 to provide a measurement of diffuse irradiance and a calculated Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI). This data set is valuable when doing an analysis for tracker use on the project.
Monitoring site albedo uses bifacial modules to provide a data set for you to assess your project site. Select an albedo sensor package from the following:
Select a communication device from the following:
LoggerNet Datalogger Support Software supports programming, communication, and data retrieval between the CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger and your PC. Konect Global Data Services (GDS) are available for cloud-based data collection, display, and archive. Contact your Campbell Scientific Sales Engineer for more data service options.
An appropriately sized power supply consisting of solar PV panels and a battery bank with a state-of-the-art charge controller will be included with your order based on your specific configuration and needs. If you require special considerations or power requirements, notify your Campbell Scientific Sales Engineer for these to be reviewed.
For mounting the SunScout system, its design is based on the Campbell Scientific CM106B Galvanized-Steel-Tubing Tripod. Contact your Campbell Scientific Sales Engineer if you have custom mounting needs.