PV Blocks

Products

The PV-Blocks solution is a modular set of instruments to test and analyze any type of PV technology. Depending on the requested measurements, each PV Blocks system has its own unique configuration.

Below you will find a list of PV-Blocks products. As it is rather difficult to define the most suitable configuration, we are very willing to help you with this. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

1

Computer (PV-Link)

2

Power Supply (PSU)

3

PV-Base Block

4

PV IV/MPP Block

5

PV-TEMP Block

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PV-IRR Block

7

PV-MOD Block

PV-Blocks

The PV-Base Pack is required for each PV Blocks system. The PV-Base Pack includes:

PV-BaseThe PV-Base block is a standard component of the PV-Base Pack. It handles the control of the complete PV Blocks system.
PV-Link
The PV Blocks computer (PV-LINK) is a standard component of the PV-Base Pack. It is used as the base computer for the complete PV-Blocks system.
PV-PSU
The Power Supply (PV-PSU) is a standard component of the PV-Base Pack. It is used to apply DC power to the complete PV-Blocks system.
PV-Blocks software

The PV Blocks software handles scheduling of measurements, storing of data in a local database, configuration of the system and connected devices.

Irradiance Measurement

PV-IRRThe PV-IRR block handles the measurement of up to 4 analog irradiance sensors (Pyranometers and reference cells).
PV-MOD-MSXX
The PV-MOD-MSxxS is the digital interface to S-series pyranometers manufactured by EKO Instruments.
MS-80S Pyranometer

The MS-80S Pyranometer is an ISO 9060-2018 Class A pyranometer.
ML-01 Si-Pyranometer

ML-01 “Fast response class C” Si-pyranometer
Si mv 85 irradiance sensorThe Si-mV-85 Irradiance Sensor is a cost-effective, but rugged and reliable solution for the measurement of solar irradiance.
PV-SPECTRA (available Q4-2022)The PV-SPECTRA allows for the connection to the EKO spectro radiometers (MS-710, MS711, MS-712). It will automatically measure and store the spectra obtained by these high quality instruments.

Temperature Measurement

PV-TEMPThe PV-TEMP block handles the measurement of up to 4 Pt100 temperature sensors.
PT100 sensor
The PT100 sensor with long cable can be used for very accurate temperature measurements on PV modules.

In-depth PV material research

PV IV/MPP BlockThe PV IV/MPP Block is used for the measurement of IV curves, MPP tracking and apply voltage biasing on PV-devices. It has to be connected to an IV-Load 600 or IV-Load 10.
IV-Load HP1
The IV-Load HP1 is a 300/600W electronic load to measure IV-curves, perform MPPT, apply voltage biasing and put a PV-Device in Isc or Voc conditions. It requires the IV/MPP Block to operate. The IV-Load can be installed in outdoor conditions.
IV-Load LP1The IV-Load LP1 is a 20/100W electronic load to measure IV-curves, perform MPPT, apply voltage biasing and put a PV-Device in Isc or Voc conditions. It requires the IV/MPP Block to operate. The IV-Load can be installed in outdoor conditions and is targeted for small cell and mini modules.
PV Switch

The PV Switch is used to increase the dissipation power for the IV-Loads. It will switch an external power resistor while doing MPPT.

Generated Power Monitoring AC/DC

AC Power Monitoring
PV-KWH-1P AC meterThe PV-KWH-1P is an advanced compact DIN-rail single phase AC meter with an easy to read back lighted display.
PV-MOD-AC meterThe PV-MOD-AC connects one or more PV-KWH AC electricity meters to the PV-Blocks system.
DC Power Monitoring
PV-MONPV-MON is a stand-alone MODBUS_RTU instrument which can be used to measure Voltage, Current, Power, Energy and Temperature of modules and strings.
PV-MOD-DC meterThe PV-MOD-DC connects one or more PV-MONs to the PV-Blocks system.

Additional tools

PV-Blocks CloudWith the PV Blocks Cloud it is possible to analyze and present the measured data on an online dashboard.
PV-MODThe PV-MOD block can be used to integrate external instruments that support the MODBUS RTU protocol.
PV-METEOThe PV-METEO block integrates the PV-MET500 weather station and the EKO MS-90+ DNI Sensor.

We are more than happy to help you with your measurement challenges. Please contact us if you need help!

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