Vicenza, 3 May 2010 - The Italian company Soluzione Solare has developed the new solarimeter Litemeter - a tool for measuring solar radiation and to determine whether a solar system is performing at correct levels. The new product is suited for photovoltaic systems that use small data loggers. It consists of a crystalline silicon solar cell and electronics, encapsulated in a UV resistant aluminium case.
In contrast to the solarimeter named Sunmeter that Soluzione Solare presented last year at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference in Hamburg, the electronics of the Litemeter are analogical and the product is more similar to solarimeters based on calibrated cells.
The Litemeter shows the solar irradiation with an aberration of less than five percent and costs less than 100 Euro. It runs autonomously, therefore no external power supply is needed. Soluzione Solare presents the Litemeter for the first time at the Intersolar Europe in June and will launch it from then on in Europe and worldwide.
Source: Soluzione Solare