MODEL 4015 : Solar Radiation Sensor

General Description

The Model 4015 Solar Radiation Sensor measures total sun and sky (global) radiation. A silicon photovoltaic cell provides a millivolt output signal proportional to solar radiation energy from 0 to 1400 W/m2. The sensor responds to a 100% change in incoming radiation within one millisecond. Signal conditioning is provided to produce a 0-5 Vdc output.

Each sensor is provided with a calibration certificate. Sensors are calibrated for the entire solar spectrum by comparison with thermopile type radiometers in bright sunshine on clear days. Cosine effects and air mass corrections are made during calibration. A Pyrex glass dome, sealed with desiccant, protects the silicone cell from dust and moisture. The desiccant can be replaced by the user as necessary to ensure consistent long-term performance.






Sensor: Silicon photovoltaic cell

Spectral response: 0.35 to 1.15 microns

Output: 0 to 5 Vdc (0 to 1400 W/m2)

Accuracy: ±5%

Temperature compensation: -40° F to +140° F

Full scale response time: Less than 1 ms

Standard cable: 25 ft. with MS connector

Size: 5 in. diameter x 2 in. high

Shipping weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Ordering Information

Model 4015

Solar Radiation Sensor

  • 10 ft. cable with MS Connector
  • Model 4015MB Mounting Bracket

Model 4015C

Additional Cable, per foot

Model 4015SC

Replacement Signal
Conditioning Card

Solar Radiation Shield


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