Center for Energy Research

Solar Site Equipment List

Dataloggers
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

CR-3000 Datalogger

Campbell Scientific

1

 

CR-10X Datalogger

Campbell Scientific

3

2 at the Solar Site, 1 on the SAIC dish

CR-1000 Datalogger

Campbell Scientific

3

1 on the 7700, 1 on a tripod, one on the Façade

CR-23X Datalogger

Campbell Scientific

1

For the weather station

Solar Sensors / Accessories
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

Normal irradiance pyrheliometer

Epley NIP

3

1 for weather station, 1 spare, and 1 on the 7700.

UV Sensor

Eppley TUV

1

On the 7700

Global irradiance sensor

Eppley PSP

2

1 at the Solar Site, 1 in the Façade

Global irradiance sensor

Kipp & Zonen CM3

1

For the weather station

UVA UVE sensor

Kipp & Zonen UV-S-AE-T

1

For the weather station

Pyranometer

Li-Cor Li-200

7

2 on a tripod, 5 on the Façade

Spectroradiometer

Li-Cor 1800

1

 

CCD hyperspectral Spectrometer

Edmund Optics
BRC 111A-USB-VIS-NIR

1

 

Spectrometer

Stellarnet Inc. EPP2000

1

 

Spectrometer

Ocean Optics
Red Tide USB 650

1

 

Sunphotometer

Microtops II 14470

1

 

25-ft fiber optic cable

 

1

For use with spectrometers

IC2 integrating tube

 

1

For use with spectrometers

Light meters

Extech Instruments 401027

1

 

Integrating sphere

Labsphere

1

For use with spectrometers

Weather Sensors
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

Temperature/humidity sensor

Campbell Scientific
HMP45 AC

1.5

 

Temperature/humidity sensor

Campbell Scientific
HMP50

1

 

Precision thermistor

YSI Inc.

1

Used on the Steady State Calorimeter

Candlestick temperature/
air velocity sensors

Advanced Thermal Solutions

7

 

Candlestick temperature/
air velocity sensors

Advanced Thermal Solutions

7

 

Wind speed/direction sensor

RM Young 05103

2

One for the weather station and one on 7700

Dry bulb temperature sensor

RM Young 1000-Ohm  4-wire Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD)

1

For the weather station

Temperature/humidity/wind speed/direction/pressure sensor

Vaisala WXT520

 

Used, from Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Wind speed/direction sensor

RM Young 03002-L

?

On tripods and 1 on bifacial cell

Temperature sensor

Campbell Scientific HMP45C-L

?

On the tripod, 1 on TBE roof Bifacial cell

Thermistors

Campbell Scientific 107-L

13

In the Façade

Wind speed/ direction sensor

RM Young 03002-5

1

In the Façade

Datalogger Accessories
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

Datalogger modems

Campbell Scientific COM210

4

 

Datalogger modems

Campbell Scientific COM220

1

 

8-channel switch for dataloggers

Campbell Scientific SDM-SW8A

3

 

Datalogger power supply

Campbell Scientific PS100-12V

4

1 in SAIC, 1 on tripod, 1 in the Façade

12V AC adaptor for dataloggers

Campbell Scientific

1

 

Portable data acquisition module

Advantech USB 4718

1

For use with field laptop and Amonix Fine Tune Alignment

8-channel analog input module for Intellilogger

Intellilogger ILIM-7

1

 

Data acquisition switch

Agilent 349708

1

 

Cellular modem

Data Remote Inc.
CDS-9022ZX-V

1

 

Weather station mounting hardware

Campbell Scientific CM202/CM210

1

 

10-meter tower

 

 

 

Large scientific enclosure

Campbell Scientific

3

1 on SAIC, 1 on the tripod, 1 in the Façade

Ethernet/compact flash module for dataloggers

Campbell Scientific NL 115

1

On the tripod

10W solar panel for dataloggers

BP Solar SX210M

1

On the tripod

6-ft tripod

Campbell Scientific

1

For the weather station

Multiplexer

Campbell Scientific AM 16/32

4

1 on the SAIC dish, 2 in the Façade, 1 at the Solar Site

Radiation shields for temperature sensors

Campbell Scientific

3

2 in the Façade, 1 on the tripod

10-ft tripod

Campbell Scientific

1

For weather station

Other Sensors / Accessories
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

Watt node

Continental Control Systems WNA-1P-240-10

2

 

Watt node

Continental Control Systems WNB-3Y-208-P

1

In the Façade

15-amp current transformers

Continental Control Systems

6

 

100-amp current transformers

DENT Instruments
CT-SC-M-0100

4

 

200-amp current transformers

Continental Control Systems

4

 

K-type thermocouple plugs

Omega

~25

In the Façade

1000-ft roll of K-type thermocouple extension wire

Omega

1

 

Flow meter

Omega FTB601

1

 

Flow meter

Mitchell Instrument Company DUFX2-DI

1

 

Flow meters, 1”-diameter tube

 

4

Was on SAIC dish

Pressure gauge

Omega PX4100-6KGV

1

 

Pressure transducers

DT2-4

2

For Amonix 7700

Dual axis inclinometer

Applied Geomechanics 904-T

2

 

Gas detector

Knowz

1

 

Pressure transducer

Omega PX203-030A5V

1

 

Resistivity analyzer

8735-JTPCGZ

2

 

Digital display for sensors

Omega DP25 B-S

1

 

Transient calorimeter

Center for Energy Research/UNLV

1

 

Steady state calorimeter

Center for Energy Research/UNLV

1

 

Sun monitors w/ cables

Hi-Tek

5

 

Guppy GF-046C camera

Allied Vision Technologies

1

 

0.21-M lenses for camera

Allied Vision Technologies

1

 

Neutral density filters

 

3

 

3-phase power meter

Elkor Technologies, Inc.
WattsOn-1100-5A

1

Used on Amonix systems’ Fat Spaniel hardware

Power meter (new)

Acuvim KL-D-60

1

 

Power meter (used, with high-temp problem)

Acuvim KL-D-60

1

 

50-amp shunt resistor

Empr, Inc.

1

 

Isolation relay

Sumatron 250

1

 

Trackers/Accessories
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

NIP tracker

Eppley SMT-3

1

For the weather station

NIP tracker

Eppley ST-1

1

Green manual tracker

Astronomical tracker

Losmandy G-11

1

 

Dovetail plates for use with astronomical tracker

Losmandy

4

 

Fresnel lens adjustable mount

Center for Energy Research/UNLV

1

For use with the calorimeter

Korean indoor lighting tracker

 

1

 

Direct dish

Sunlight Direct, LLC

1

 

Electronic Tools / Hardware
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

IV curve tracer

Daystar DS-100C

1

 

Benchtop multimeters

Data Precision 2480R

3

 

Function generator

BK Precision 3010

1

 

Function generator

GW GFG-8013G

1

 

Quad DC power supply

Elenco Precision DCXP-58

1

 

0-40V DC power supply

Lamda LP-522FN

1

 

Triple output power supply

Tektronix CPS 250

1

 

Benchtop multimeter

Keithley 2001

1

 

300W adjustable resistor

 

1

 

1200W heat gun

ACE

1

 

120/140V variable AC power supply

STACO Energy Products
3PN 1010

1

 

260W soldering gun

Weller Soldering Products

1

 

Digital soldering station

RadioShack

1

 

0-40V DC power supply

TENMA 72-7295

1

 

Handheld multimeter

Fluke Corporation

1

 

Large breadboard

Elenco Precision 9440

1

 

320W 24V DC power supply

 

1

 

0-130V AC power supply

 

1

 

Motor controller

Leeson 175311

1

 

375W Ultra-compact inverter

Tripp Lite PV 6186

1

12V inverter for cars

320W power inverter

Xantrex

1

12V inverter for cars

Micro-inverter 400

Xantrex

1

12V inverter for cars

SCT Flash car computer programmer

SCT

2

 

50W heater

 

1

 

DC power supply

APC

1

 

200W power inverter

RHINO

1

12V inverter for cars

Clamp on soldering iron (high current)

 

1

 

12V rechargeable lead battery

 

1

 

200V soldering gun

Weller

1

 

Tools / Equipment
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

39-piece metric tap and die set

Craftsman

1

 

39-piece standard tap and die set

Craftsman

1

 

Micrometer

Mitutoyo

1

 

Precision grinder

Waterploo

1

 

3000 psi pressure washer

Kercher

1

 

Stainless pressure gauge

Noshoko 316 SS

1

 

Ceramic diamond cutting wheels

Radiac Abrasives

3

 

Inclinometer plumb and level

DASCO PRO

1

 

Laser level

Pacific Laser Systems (PLS) 360

1

 

Temperature correcting hydrometer

 

1

 

Audio diagnostic tool

Steelman Engineer II

1

 

Label maker

Brother

1

 

Dial gauge

Swagelok

1

 

Focusable laser

LOA-2REVB

1

 

Weight scale

 

1

 

Calipers

 

1

 

Hole saw kit

Ridgid

1

 

Saw blade

DeWalt

1

 

Wrench set

WestWard Tools

2

 

Socket set

WestWard Tools

1

 

Micro screwdriver set

WestWard Tools

1

 

Crescent wrench set

WestWard Tools

1

 

Hot plate/ stirrer

Cimarec 2

1

 

Manual read water flowmeter

Daniel L. Jerman Co. (DLJ)

1

 

Hydraulic filter cart

Parker 30UT

1

Inside container

Pressure regulator

Tescom Corp.

1

 

Parts / Materials
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

3/8” copper tubing

 

 

 

Chem-Durance tubing

Masterplex 6432-15

 

 

1” ID clear plastic tubing

 

 

 

3/8” plastic tubing

 

 

 

1.25” flex conduit

 

 

 

Solenoid

Peter Electronics H22H7DGVG

1

 

Air duct fans

Aeroflow Model AF-6

6

 

Amonix Hardware
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

Amonix field laptop

Hewlett-Packard (HP)

1

 

Amonix 7700 desktop computer

HP Pavilion Slimline

1

 

Isolated RS-485 to USB adapter

B&B Electronics USOPTL4

2

 

Amonix manual box

Hi-Tek

1

 

Amonix tracking control board

Hi-Tek

1

 

PC104 modem for APS Amonix controller

 

1

 

Global positioning system (GPS)

Garmin GPS 16X-hrs

2

 

C1MJ Amonix multi-junction cells

Spectrolab / Amonix

40

 

240W power supply for Amonix controller

PS5R-SG24 240W 10A

1

 

Micro motor controller

Danfoss VLT

1

 

Board for APS Amonix controller

Arcom SBC104

3

 

125-amp fuses

Bussmann FRS-R-125

3

 

Miscellaneous hydraulic orifices

HAWE Hydraulics

 

 

Parts/wiring harness for Amonix 7700 controller

Hi-Tek

1

 

Encoder board for APS Amonix controller

 

1

 

Hydraulic directional control valves

HAWE Hydraulics

4

 

Hydraulic speed control valves

HAWE Hydraulics

3

 

Hydraulic pressure regulator + components

HAWE Hydraulics

2

 

Hydraulic valve with ABB limit switch

HAWE Hydraulics

2

 

Hydraulic filter block

HAWE Hydraulics

2

 

Hydraulic adapters

HAWE Hydraulics

8

 

Hydraulic valve

HAWE Hydraulics

1

 

Absolute encoders

Hi-Tek

2

For the 7700

Amonix secondary azimuth actuator

 

6

 

Amonix primary azimuth actuator

 

5

 

Amonix elevation actuator for 7700

 

1

 

Amonix elevation actuator for 7500

 

1

 

Amonix azimuth actuator for 7500

 

2

 

Amonix tracking controller box with controller board

Hi-Tek

3

 

Computer / Accessories
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

Laptop computer

HP Pavilion G60

1

 

Printer

Dell 1110

1

 

Firewire express card for laptop

 

1

For use with camera

25-ft of firewire cable

 

1

 

Field laptop

Dell Latitude D-620

1

 

Other Hardware / Miscellaneous
Description Model / Manufacturer Quantity Notes

224W photovoltaic panel

Sharp

1

 

5-gallon drum of CBC120 cleaner hydrofluoric acid

CBC120

1

 

30kW inverter

Advanced Energy Systems CC13P/30k/208

1

Used to be on 7500 prior to conversion

480/208 30kVA transformer

Watchdog Transformer 30TQ56366

1

Used to be on 7500 prior to conversion

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