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Handheld Irradiance Meter aids in solar panel positioning.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 24, 2014 - With its internal solar detector and meter, PVM210 helps solar/PV engineers locate most appropriate site to place solar panels. Form factor allows unit to be held in one hand while working on sloping roof or atop ladder. Along with measurement range up to 1,999 W/m² for solar power readings, unit features 3¾-digit LCD, data hold feature, and accuracy within ±10 W/m² or ±5% in sunlight. Unit can also verify stated short circuit current in conjunction with multimeter or clampmeter.

Original Press Release

New Handheld Instrument from Megger Aids in Solar Panel Positioning

Press release date: Mar 20, 2014

Pocket-sized instrument ideal for working on sloped roofs, atop ladders

Norristown, Pa. — Megger, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications, now offers the PVM210, a new handheld irradiance meter that aids in locating the most appropriate site to place solar panels.

Designed with both the solar detector and meter inside the unit, the PVM210 provides solar/photovoltaic engineers with a pocket-sized instrument that is easy-to-use and can be held with just one hand while working on a sloping roof or atop a ladder.

The PVM210 includes an easy-to-read 3-3/4 digits LCD with a measurement range up to 1999 W/m², providing fast and accurate solar power readings.  The unit’s data hold feature allows the user to freeze the display to read measurements easily and clearly.

Once solar panel installation is complete, Megger’s new irradiance meter can verify the stated short circuit current in conjunction with a compatible multimeter or clampmeter.

The PVM210 features a universal camera thread to allow accurate positioning and precise measurements and an automatic on/off to prolong battery life.  A calibration certificate is included with each device.

Technical Specifications
•  Measurement range up to 1999 W/m²
•  Accuracy within ±10 W/m² or ±5%, whichever is greater, in sunlight
•  Operating temperature of 5°C to 40°C, below 80% RH
• Approximately 50 hours of battery life

For more information contact Peg Houck at or 610-676-8536.

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Peg Houck
2621 Van Buren Avenue
Norristown, Pa. 19403

Megger is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of test and measurement equipment used within the electric power, building wiring and telecommunication industries.  With research, engineering and manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, Sweden and Germany, combined with sales and technical support in most countries, Megger is uniquely placed to meet the needs of its customers worldwide.