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Before the Installation:
You've taken the time to research solar electricity and you are ready to install your own system. Wait! Any shading of PV modules can drastically decrease output. Use the Solar Pathfinder with Case & Tripod to be sure that you choose the optimum site for your solar array. Select a spot that gets full sun between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. Or maybe you think you've got a great site for a large wind turbine. Before you raise that 80 foot wind turbine tower, evaluate the wind resource right at your site with an anemometer. A wind turbine is an excellent choice for renewable energy production in areas where you have unobstructed wind flow at speeds 10 mph or greater. Just as useful, the P3 International (Kill-A-Watt) P4400 Kill A Watt Power Meter allows you to measure the cumulative watt hours of any 120 VAC device in your house. This small device can show you where to make big savings by displaying things like how much electricity that old refrigerator is really using. (Think your TV is really off? Plug it into the Kill-A-Watt and find out!)
Continue reading about system monitoring and more!

Meters, Communications & Site Analysis Subcategories

More info on Meters, Communications & Site Analysis

After the Installation - System Monitoring and Communication:
Once your solar or wind electric system is safely and properly installed, you will want some way to accurately measure performance. After all, you just invested in a clean power system, you want to be sure that it's operating at its peak. Meters can monitor and display important outputs like:

How much electricity is being produced from the solar array
How full the battery bank is
How much current the wind turbine is producing
Greenhouse gas savings

The Wes Power GreenMeter Hybrid Energy Monitor can actually monitor multiple solar arrays, multiple wind arrays OR a hybrid solar and wind system. Products like the Outback Hub allow the Outback Mate Remote Monitor And Control to control and program multiple Outback inverters and charge controllers. Other products allow you to connect directly to a computer through an RS 232 port. Check out the battery monitoring systems from Bogart and Xantrex; they offer some great products that most renewable energy enthusiasts would not do without. Even something as simple as an Analog Amp Meter 0-30 Amp DC can help detect system problems early. At the very least, they will allow you to take pride in your clean energy producing system!


Meters & Battery Monitors

Meters & Battery Monitors Subcategories

 
Ammeters, Voltmeters, Battery Monitors

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  AEE Analog Amp Meter 0-60 Amp DC  

 AEE Analog Amp Meter 0-60 Amp DC 

 $22.57 

  Analog Amp Meter 0-30 Amp DC  

 Analog Amp Meter 0-30 Amp DC 

 $16.72 

  Battery Monitoring Kit, NO DC SHUNT - Battery State of Charge Meter  

 Battery Monitoring Kit, NO DC SHUNT - Battery State of Charge Meter 

 $152.00 

  Blue Sea 8236 500A Digital Ammeter  

 Blue Sea 8236 500A Digital Ammeter 

 $185.90 

  Blue Sea System 8235 0-60V DC Digital Voltmeter  

 Blue Sea System 8235 0-60V DC Digital Voltmeter 

 $157.00 

  Blue Sea Systems 18-32V DC Analog Panel Meter  

 Blue Sea Systems 18-32V DC Analog Panel Meter 

 $37.64 

  Blue Sea Systems 8110 Mini Clamp Multimeter  

 Blue Sea Systems 8110 Mini Clamp Multimeter 

 $173.46 

  Blue Sea Systems 8300 8-16V DC Micro Analog Voltmeter  

 Blue Sea Systems 8300 8-16V DC Micro Analog Voltmeter 

 $33.15 

  Bogart Engineering 22 Gauge 4 Wire Twisted Pair Cable Kit, 50ft  

 Bogart Engineering 22 Gauge 4 Wire Twisted Pair Cable Kit, 50ft 

 $26.00 

  Bogart Engineering PM-100-C PentaMetric Computer Interface  

 Bogart Engineering PM-100-C PentaMetric Computer Interface 

 $94.00 

  Bogart Engineering PM-100-D PentaMetric Display Unit  

 Bogart Engineering PM-100-D PentaMetric Display Unit 

 $188.00 

 

 Bogart Engineering PM-101-CE PentaMetric Ethernet Interface 

 $149.00 

  Bogart Engineering PM-5000-U PentaMetric Input Unit  

 Bogart Engineering PM-5000-U PentaMetric Input Unit 

 $193.00 

  Bogart Engineering Temperature Sensor for Pentametric unit  

 Bogart Engineering Temperature Sensor for Pentametric unit 

 $26.00 

  Bogart Engineering TM-2020 TriMetric Meter Battery Monitor  

 Bogart Engineering TM-2020 TriMetric Meter Battery Monitor 

 $153.00 

  Bogart Engineering TM-2020 TriMetric Meter Battery Monitor OPEN BOX  

 Bogart Engineering TM-2020 TriMetric Meter Battery Monitor OPEN BOX 

 $145.35 

  Bogart Engineering TM-2025A TriMetric Meter  

 Bogart Engineering TM-2025A TriMetric Meter 

 $162.00 

  Bogart Engineering TM-2025RV TriMetric Meter with Enclosure for RVs  

 Bogart Engineering TM-2025RV TriMetric Meter with Enclosure for RVs 

 $162.00 

  Bogart Engineering TM-48V 48V/32V Adapter for the TM-2020  

 Bogart Engineering TM-48V 48V/32V Adapter for the TM-2020 

 $20.30 

  Bogart Engineering Wiremold Double Gang Box 2348-2 /tm-2020  

 Bogart Engineering Wiremold Double Gang Box 2348-2 /tm-2020 

 $12.00

  Digital Amp Meter, 100A, 12V/24V/48V DC  

 Digital Amp Meter, 100A, 12V/24V/48V DC 

 $58.00 

  Digital Volt Meter for 12, 24 or 48V DC Systems  

 Digital Volt Meter for 12, 24 or 48V DC Systems 

 $42.60 

  Magnum Battery Monitoring Kit, Includes Shunt  

 Magnum Battery Monitoring Kit, Includes Shunt 

 $160.00 

  Midnite Solar MNBCM Battery Monitor  

 Midnite Solar MNBCM Battery Monitor 

 $59.99 

  Southwest Wind Power Analog Amp Meter Kit  

 Southwest Wind Power Analog Amp Meter Kit 

 $32.00 

 

 Xantrex 25 FT 4-twisted-pair, 16 AWG wire 

 $53.71 

 

 Xantrex 50 FT 4-twisted-pair, 16 AWG wire 

 $113.84 

  Xantrex Battery Monitor Temp Kit 32'  

 Xantrex Battery Monitor Temp Kit 32' 

 $63.00 

  Xantrex Battery Monitor Temp Kit 65'  

 Xantrex Battery Monitor Temp Kit 65' 

 $88.20 

  Xantrex Link 10 Prescaler 0-100V for Link 10  

 Xantrex Link 10 Prescaler 0-100V for Link 10 

 $88.70 

  Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor  

 Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor 

 $245.00 

 

 Xantrex Tm-48 48V High Voltage Adapter for Tm500 

 $53.51 

  Xantrex Tm500A Remote Battery Mon, 50' W/Shunt  

 Xantrex Tm500A Remote Battery Mon, 50' W/Shunt 

 $283.00 

  Xantrex Tm500A-Ns Remote Battery Mon, 50' Noshnt  

 Xantrex Tm500A-Ns Remote Battery Mon, 50' Noshnt 

 $270.40


Power Meters

We carry a variety of power meters, from simple "plug in" models for appliances to hard-wired units for metering multiple loads.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Brand Electronics 1850 Watt Power Monitor with RS-232 and logging  

 Brand Electronics 1850 Watt Power Monitor with RS-232 and logging 

 $341.60 

  Brand Electronics 1850 Watt Power Monitor with RS-232 Interface  

 Brand Electronics 1850 Watt Power Monitor with RS-232 Interface 

 $256.16 

  Brand Electronics 1850W Power Meter, 120AC  

 Brand Electronics 1850W Power Meter, 120AC 

 $136.46 

 

 Brand Electronics 3700 Watt 115/230V Power Meter 

 $131.21 

  Brand Electronics1850 Watt, 120V Power Meter  

 Brand Electronics1850 Watt, 120V Power Meter 

 $241.95 

  GE Solar KWHR Meter 240V 100A EZ Read Meter  

 GE Solar KWHR Meter 240V 100A EZ Read Meter 

 $32.00 

  Kilowatt Hour Meter Base - NEMA - 3R  

 Kilowatt Hour Meter Base - NEMA - 3R 

 $82.08 

  P3 International (Kill-A-Watt) P4320 Kill A Watt Power Strip  

 P3 International (Kill-A-Watt) P4320 Kill A Watt Power Strip 

 $99.95 

  P3 International (Kill-A-Watt) P4400 Kill A Watt Power Meter  

 P3 International (Kill-A-Watt) P4400 Kill A Watt Power Meter 

 $31.99 

  P3 International (Kill-A-Watt) P4460 Kill A Watt EZ Power Meter  

 P3 International (Kill-A-Watt) P4460 Kill A Watt EZ Power Meter 

 $49.95 

  Round Kilowatt Hour Meter Socket  

 Round Kilowatt Hour Meter Socket 

 $19.49 

  Whole Home/Inverter/Generator Power Meter with 2 Current Transducers  

 Whole Home/Inverter/Generator Power Meter with 2 Current Transducers 

 $292.80 

  Whole Home/Inverter/Generator Power Meter, 40A, 240VAC  

 Whole Home/Inverter/Generator Power Meter, 40A, 240VAC 

 $244.00 


System Monitors

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Communications Gateway for GT & XW Inverters  

 Communications Gateway for GT & XW Inverters 

 $480.48 

  Fronius Ambient Temp Sensor  

 Fronius Ambient Temp Sensor 

 $47.78 

  Fronius Com Card  

 Fronius Com Card 

 $111.36 

  Fronius Datalogger Easy Box  

 Fronius Datalogger Easy Box 

 $368.65 

  Fronius Datalogger Pro  

 Fronius Datalogger Pro 

 $574.51 

  Fronius Datalogger Web  

 Fronius Datalogger Web 

 $1,207.00 

  Fronius Irradiation Sensor  

 Fronius Irradiation Sensor 

 $176.18 

  Fronius Module Temp Sensor  

 Fronius Module Temp Sensor 

 $102.56 

  Fronius Personal Display  

 Fronius Personal Display 

 $235.52 

  Fronius Personal Display Wireless Card  

 Fronius Personal Display Wireless Card 

 $104.05 

  Fronius Sensor Box  

 Fronius Sensor Box 

 $517.44 

  Fronius Wind Speed Sensor  

 Fronius Wind Speed Sensor 

 $75.39 

 

 Monitoring of PVI60-95KW Systems, 1st Inverter 

 $645.38 

  SMA Sunny Beam Bluetooth Piggy Back Card  

 SMA Sunny Beam Bluetooth Piggy Back Card 

 $164.00 

  SMA Sunny Beam w/ Bluetooth  

 SMA Sunny Beam w/ Bluetooth 

 $280.72 

  SMA Sunny Sensor Box  

 SMA Sunny Sensor Box 

 $515.00 

  SMA Sunny Sensor Box Ambient Temp Sensor  

 SMA Sunny Sensor Box Ambient Temp Sensor 

 $52.69 

  SMA Sunny Sensor Box Anemometer Add-On  

 SMA Sunny Sensor Box Anemometer Add-On 

 $119.00 

  SMA Sunny WebBox  

 SMA Sunny WebBox 

 $825.19 

  Xantrex 864-0203 GT Solar Inverter Monitor  

 Xantrex 864-0203 GT Solar Inverter Monitor 

 $256.20

  Xantrex XW System Control Panel 865-1050  

 Xantrex XW System Control Panel 865-1050 

 $249.99 


Solar Site Analysis Tools
The Solar Pathfinder is a must have for anyone who is dedicated to finding the correct location for their solar array. This is a great tool for homeowners and installers.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Daystar, Inc. DS-05A Digital Solar Meter  

 Daystar, Inc. DS-05A Digital Solar Meter 

 $164.00 

Solar Pathfinder Assistant +Thermal Software (PV+Thermal)  

 Solar Pathfinder Assistant +Thermal Software (PV+Thermal) 

 $179.00 

Solar Pathfinder Assistant Software (PV Only)  

 Solar Pathfinder Assistant Software (PV Only) 

 $149.00 

Solar Pathfinder with Case & Tripod  

 Solar Pathfinder with Case & Tripod 

 $289.00 

Solar Pathfinder with Case, No Tripod  

 Solar Pathfinder with Case, No Tripod 

 $249.00 

 

 Solmetric SunEye 210 Extension Kit 

 $495.00 

Solmetric SunEye 210 Site Analysis Tool

 Solmetric SunEye 210 Site Analysis Tool 

 $1,995.00 

Solmetric SunEye 210 Site Analysis Tool W/GPS  

 Solmetric SunEye 210 Site Analysis Tool W/GPS 

 $2,190.00 

Solmetric SunEye Car Charger Accessory  

 Solmetric SunEye Car Charger Accessory 

 $25.00 

Wiley Electronics ACME Solar Site Evaluation Tool (ASSET)  

 Wiley Electronics ACME Solar Site Evaluation Tool (ASSET) 

 $529.00 


Data Communications

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Apollo Solar Cellular GSM Modem  

 Apollo Solar Cellular GSM Modem 

 $791.00 

  Apollo Solar Communication Gateway  

 Apollo Solar Communication Gateway 

 $264.00 

  Fronius Datalogger Interface Box  

 Fronius Datalogger Interface Box 

 $714.80 

  Outback FlexNet DC  

 Outback FlexNet DC 

 $333.50 

  Outback Hub-10 Communication Manager, 10 Port  

 Outback Hub-10 Communication Manager, 10 Port 

 $299.00 

  Outback Hub-4 Communication Manager, 4 Port  

 Outback Hub-4 Communication Manager, 4 Port 

 $165.00 

 

 Outback Obcatv-3, 5.E Cable 3Ft/1Meter 300V 

 $4.00 

 

 Outback Obcatv-50, 5.E Cable 50Ft/16 Meter 300V 

 $19.75 

 

 Outback Obcatv-6, Cat 5.E Cable 6Ft/1Meter 300V 

 $6.35 

 

 SMA RS-485 Cable, 15 Meters 

 $98.37 

  SMA Sb Rs-232-N Rs-232 Mod-Sunny Boy Inverts  

 SMA Sb Rs-232-N Rs-232 Mod-Sunny Boy Inverts 

 $139.75 

  SMA Sb Rs-485-N Rs-485 Mod-Sunny Boy Inverts  

 SMA Sb Rs-485-N Rs-485 Mod-Sunny Boy Inverts 

 $129.99


Wind Meters (Anemometers)

Are you thinking about installing a wind turbine at your location? Be sure that you understand the actual wind speed at your location first. Invest in a quality anemometer to accurately measure and log the wind speed right at your location before planning the installation. Wind Turbines work best in locations where the average wind speed is 10 mph or greater.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Madgetech Wind101A Data Logging Anemometer with 25' Cable  

 Madgetech Wind101A Data Logging Anemometer with 25' Cable 

 $419.00 

Madgetech Wind101A Data Logging Anemometer with 50' Cable  

 Madgetech Wind101A Data Logging Anemometer with 50' Cable 

 $469.00 

Maximum Inc Nor'Easter Anemometer (Wind Meter)  

 Maximum Inc Nor'Easter Anemometer (Wind Meter) 

 $135.00 

 

 Maximum Inc Nor'Easter/Sirocco Replacement Hardware 

 $5.53 

Maximum Inc Sirocco Analog Anemometer (Wind Meter)  

 Maximum Inc Sirocco Analog Anemometer (Wind Meter) 

 $175.00 


Shunts

What is a shunt? A shunt is a very small, accurately-known, low resistance resistor used to measure current. Meters & Battery Monitors use shunts to measure amps and amp-hours. The shunt is placed in series with the load so that it can measure the current flowing through it. Because the resistance is known, the current be calculated based on measuring the voltage drop across the shunt.

For loads less than 70 amps, use the 100A, 100Mv Shunt. The 500A, 50Mv Shunt is recommended for loads up to 400 amps. For larger loads that will not exceed 900 amps, use the Bogart Engineering 1000A, 100mV Shunt.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  100A, 100Mv Shunt  

 100A, 100Mv Shunt 

 $23.99 

  500A, 50Mv Shunt  

 500A, 50Mv Shunt 

 $20.50 

  Bogart Engineering 1000A, 100mV Shunt  

 Bogart Engineering 1000A, 100mV Shunt 

 $56.00

 




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