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SRA System

Measure the potential of your utility-scale solar PV project with the SRA System from NRG.

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SRA System | Secondary Standard

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SRA System | First Class

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SRA System | Second Class

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SRA System | Li-Cor Photodiode

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Sensors

The NRG SRA System comes in four different sensor configurations, each built around a pair of pyranometers that provide redundant measurements of Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI). In the standard configuration both pyranometers are secured to a horizontal mounting platform located on top of the tower. Adjustable plane-of-array (“POA”) booms that enable you to gather data at the angle of your prospective PV arrays are also available as an optional feature. Each pyranometer model integrates seamlessly with the SymphoniePRO® Data Logger via a Signal Conditioning Module (P-SCM).

Our Secondary Standard (SS) SRA System configuration is recommended for finance-grade resource assessment campaigns and solar monitoring applications when measurement accuracy is the top priority. This configuration includes two Hukseflux SR20 Pyranometers that deliver accurate solar radiation measurements traceable to the highest category in the ISO 9060 standard: secondary standard.

Our First Class (FC) SRA System configuration is recommended for finance-grade resource assessment campaigns. This configuration includes two Hukseflux SR11 Pyranometers that deliver accurate solar radiation measurements traceable to ISO 9060 first class criteria.

Our Second Class (SC) SRA System configuration is recommended for resource assessment campaigns. This configuration includes two Hukseflux LP02 Pyranometers that deliver accurate solar radiation measurements traceable to ISO 9060 second class criteria.

Our Li-Cor Photodiode SRA System configuration is recommended for early stage solar resource prospecting. This configuration includes two Li-Cor LI-200R photodiode pyranometers that deliver solar radiation measurements via a small current signal.

Note: The NRG SRA System can accommodate all industry-standard thermopile pyranometers in place of one of our pre-configured sensor kits, and these kits can be easily customized to meet your project’s needs. Customers looking to collect multiple radiation components (e.g., diffuse radiation in addition to GHI) can optionally add the SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer from Delta-T to their system. Please contact our sales team for pricing on the SPN1 or to discuss other sensor substitutions.

Data Logging, Autonomous Power Supply and Automated Data Transfer

Of course no measurement system is complete without a way to reliably record and deliver the data. At the core of NRG’s SRA System is the SymphoniePRO® Data Logger. SymphoniePRO delivers advanced solar measurement capability in a user-friendly package, including:

  • A user-selectable averaging interval including 1-minute average option
  • High-accuracy, high-resolution analog measurements via a 16-bit analog-to-digital converter
  • True differential measurements that only require one channel per sensor
  • 1 Hz sample data storage enabling “ramp studies” to facilitate the integration of utility-scale PV projects on smaller grids

Several SRA System sensors, including the NRG 40H Anemometer; RH5X Relative Humidity Sensor; and BP20 Barometric Pressure Sensor, require an excitation voltage to function properly. To supply the necessary power, you must include a  Symphonie iPack  in your system. Each iPack utilizes a tower-mounted 15 W PV panel that continuously replenishes the SRA System’s batteries, enabling long-term autonomous operation of the system.

When connected to a SymphoniePRO Data Logger, the iPack also enables automated data transfer and remote two-way communications. Various types of iPacks are available to fit your communications needs, including GSM or CDMA cellular, Inmarsat BGAN M2M satellite, as well as SCADA integration via Modbus TCP. Once installed, data are securely transmitted to the destination of your choice, anywhere in the world. Please review all your available communications options on our Data Logger Accessories page.

Tower + Hardware

The UPS-ready package comes with our 2.2m Tower. Designed specifically for solar resource assessment, this tower facilitates top-mounted pyranometers for unimpeded solar radiation measurements, while keeping these sensors within a step ladder’s reach for routine maintenance. The 2.2m Tower includes a steel base plate, guy wires, anchors, and all necessary hardware components for tower assembly. Three 10.2 cm (4”) diameter screw-in anchors secure the tower even in uneven terrain, and a four foot copper-clad steel rod provides earth grounding.

Soiling Measurement Kit

 Designed as an accessory to NRG’s SRA System, the Soiling Measurement Kit provides users with the information needed to quantify the site-specific impacts of soiling caused by snow, dust, and other particles on prospective and current PV projects. These data are used to improve pre-construction annual energy production (AEP) estimates as well as maintenance schedules (i.e., panel washing) and forecast models in the post-construction setting.

Note: We can customize each SRA System to meet your needs. Contact us for details.

In the Box - Secondary Standard:

  • Two (2) Hukseflux SR20 pyranometers
  • One (1) 40H Hall Effect anemometer
  • One (1) 200P wind direction vane
  • One (1) 110S temperature sensor with radiation shield
  • One (1) BP20 barometric pressure sensor
  • One (1) RH5X relative humidity sensor
  • One (1) Tipping bucket rain gauge with mounting platform
  • Two (2) Galvanized steel side mount booms with clamps, 1.5m (60.5")
  • One (1) Mounting Platform for two GHI Pyranometers
  • One (1) 2.2m Tower with hardware including three 10.2 cm (4”) diameter screw-in anchors
  • One (1) SymphoniePRO 26-channel data logger
  • All necessary Pro Signal Conditioning Modules and cables
  • One (1) Symphonie Shelter Box | FRP with mounting hardware
  • SymphoniePRO Desktop Application (SDR) software: free download
  • SD card and iPackGPS sold separately
  • Optional plane-of-array mounting

In the Box - First Class:

  • Two (2) Hukseflux SR11 pyranometers
  • One (1) 40H Hall Effect anemometer
  • One (1) 200P wind direction vane
  • One (1) 110S temperature sensor with radiation shield
  • One (1) BP20 barometric pressure sensor
  • One (1) RH5X relative humidity sensor
  • One (1) Tipping bucket rain gauge with mounting platform
  • Two (2) Galvanized steel side mount booms with clamps, 1.5m (60.5")
  • One (1) Mounting Platform for two GHI Pyranometers
  • One (1) 2.2m Tower with hardware including three 10.2 cm (4”) diameter screw-in anchors
  • One (1) SymphoniePRO 26-channel data logger
  • All necessary Pro Signal Conditioning Modules and cables
  • One (1) Symphonie Shelter Box | FRP with mounting hardware
  • SymphoniePRO Desktop Application software: free download
  • SD card and iPackGPS sold separately
  • Optional plane-of-array mounting

In the Box - Second Class:

  • Two (2) Hukseflux LP02 pyranometers
  • One (1) 40H Hall Effect anemometer
  • One (1) 200P wind direction vane
  • One (1) 110S temperature sensor with radiation shield
  • One (1) BP20 barometric pressure sensor
  • One (1) RH5X relative humidity sensor
  • One (1) Tipping bucket rain gauge with mounting platform
  • Two (2) Galvanized steel side mount booms with clamps, 1.5m (60.5")
  • One (1) Mounting Platform for two GHI Pyranometers
  • One (1) 2.2m Tower with hardware including three 10.2 cm (4”) diameter screw-in anchors
  • One (1) SymphoniePRO 26-channel data logger
  • All necessary Pro Signal Conditioning Modules and cables
  • One (1) Symphonie Shelter Box | FRP with mounting hardware
  • SymphoniePRO Desktop Application software: free download
  • SD card and iPackGPS sold separately
  • Optional plane-of-array mounting

In the Box - Li-Cor Photodiode:

  • Two (2) Li-Cor LI-200R photodiode pyranometers
  • One (1) 40H Hall Effect anemometer
  • One (1) 200P wind direction vane
  • One (1) 110S temperature sensor with radiation shield
  • One (1) BP20 barometric pressure sensor
  • One (1) RH5X relative humidity sensor
  • One (1) Tipping bucket rain gauge with mounting platform
  • Two (2) Galvanized steel side mount booms with clamps, 1.5m (60.5")
  • One (1) Mounting Platform for two GHI Pyranometers
  • One (1) 2.2m Tower with hardware including three 10.2 cm (4”) diameter screw-in anchors
  • One (1) SymphoniePRO 26-channel data logger
  • All necessary Pro Signal Conditioning Modules and cables
  • One (1) Symphonie Shelter Box | FRP with mounting hardware
  • SymphoniePRO Desktop Application software: free download
  • SD card and iPackGPS sold separately
  • Optional plane-of-array mounting

Please call us at +1 802-482-2255 for specifications.

Tool Kit | Solar Resource Assessment Systems

Tool Kit | Solar Resource Assessment Systems

This tool kit includes all of the hand tools needed to install an NRG Solar Resource Assessment System.

Mounting Boom | Pyranometer, Plane of Array

Mounting Boom | Pyranometer, Plane of Array

Mount your pyranometers and achieve any orientation easily and securely.

Anchor - Rock

Anchor - Rock

Use these anchors to secure TallTowers in solid rock.

Anchor - Screw-In

Anchor - Screw-In

Use these anchors to secure NRG TallTowers in normal clay soil without many rocks.

Anchor - Arrowhead

Anchor - Arrowhead

Use these anchors to secure TallTowers in rocky soil.

Mounting Boom | Pyranometer, Plane of Array

Mounting Boom | Pyranometer, Plane of Array

Mount your pyranometers and achieve any orientation easily and securely.

Need help with configuring and testing your NRG equipment? Our products come with multiple resources for technical support:

Product Documentation

When you encounter a problem, begin by reviewing the product documentation:

  1. Manuals
    Consult your product manual for a comprehensive review of product functions and troubleshooting methods.
  2. App Notes / Instruction Sheets
    Find additional details about specific situations or settings.
  3. Knowledge Base / FAQs
    Find answers and solutions to common questions in the Knowledge Base. This is a constantly evolving database, so check it often for the latest and greatest information.
  4. Software / Firmware Downloads
    If you need to update or reinstall software, visit the Software Downloads page.
Forums

There is a good chance that you are not the first person to have a specific question or issue. Check out our online Tech Forum to search for answers and join the discussion.

Warranty

If you have checked the documentation and Tech Forums and you are still having problems with equipment purchased within the past two years, you will need to contact us for a return authorization number (RMA) to return a defective product. Please see our warranty statement for details and instructions.

Repair Service

To return an out-of-warranty item for repair, please submit a Return Merchandise Authorization Request.

Contact Technical Support

If you have explored all of the above resources and still have questions, we have a team of professionals waiting to answer your call or email. We ask that you be sure to use the tools above before contacting us, and we will do our best to assist you.

Email: support@nrgsystems.com
Phone: +1 802-482-2255