The Solar200 is an economical solar monitoring platform designed for commercial rooftop or other small to medium solar installations, as well as distributed solar resource monitoring. This turn-key system includes the hardware and software necessary to monitor the critical environmental parameters of any solar installation: solar irradiance, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, and back-of-panel temperature.

Interfacing to the Solar200 is simple and can be accomplished with Campbell Scientific’s Loggernet software that includes a real-time monitoring dashboard. The Solar200’s data also can be obtained via the Modbus protocol over an RS-485 interface, making connection to existing systems simple and easy. As with all Campbell Scientific products, the Solar200 is built for long-term, unattended monitoring, with a focus on ruggedness, reliability, and measurement excellence.


Most of the systems we sell are customized. These systems, however, typically measure the following parameters:

  • Solar radiation—plane of array (POA)
  • Solar radiation—global horizontal (GH)
  • Air temperature
  • Surface temperature—back of panel
  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction

Benefits and Features

  • High reliability and longevity with a Campbell Scientific CR200X Measurement and Control Datalogger
  • Easy, turn-key installation
  • Factory fabrication, programming, and testing minimizes field wiring errors, reduces deployment time, and eliminates system programming
  • Battery-backed system enables continuous data collection, even during power outages and network failure
  • Easy and flexible data retrieval
  • Retains the powerful, modular nature of the Campbell Scientific product line, allowing for user-defined modifications and customization