MP-100 Portable Integrated Pyranometer
The MP-100 has a sensor integrated into the top of the housing while the handheld meter displays and stores measurements. The MP-100 is ideally suited for quick and convenient spot measurements of global solar radiation in the range between 380 and 1120nm. Typical applications of silicon-cell pyranometers include incoming shortwave radiation measurement in agricultural, ecological, and hydrological weather networks, and solar panel arrays.
Apogee Instruments MP series solar radiation meters consist of a handheld meter and a dedicated pyranometer that is integrated into the top of the meter housing (MP-100) or connected by cable to an anodised aluminium housing (MP-200). Integrated and separate sensors consist of a cast acrylic diffuser (filter), photo-diode, and are potted solid with no internal air space. MP series meters provide a real-time irradiance reading on the LCD display that determines the radiation incident on a planar surface (does not have to be horizontal), where the radiation emanates from all angles of a hemisphere. MP series meters include manual and automatic data logging features for making spot-check measurements or calculating daily solar insolation.