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MS-80 Albedometer

MS-80 Albedometer consists of two MS-80 pyranometers and a special albedo kit with a glare screen to measure the albedo with the lowest uncertainty.

It is used in solar power plants with bi-facial PV modules and in meteorological applications.

MS-80 is a unique pyranometer compliant to the "Fast reponse" and "Spectrally flat" sub-category under ISO 9060:2018 Class A. The innovative patented design was inspired by the combination of latest technologies and state-of-the-art thermopile sensor, enabling a breakthrough in unprecedented low zero-offset behavior and fast sensor response.

The compact sensor with a single dome, based on an isolated thermopile detector and Quartz diffusor is immune to offsets and integrates all optional value-added functions such as a ventilator, heater and different industrial interfaces. The heater and ventilator are suggested, particularly in areas impacted by dew, frost, snow, and dust.

The MS-80A is an MS-80 with a built-in 4-20mA converter and MS-80M with built-in MODBUS converter. They are compatible with the industrial output standards. Due to the ultra-low temperature dependency and exceptional non-linearity characteristics, the converter guarantees an optimal sensor performance, under any environmental conditions.

The MS-80 pyranometers are manufactured in a consistent way followed by strict quality inspection and performance evaluation. For each sensor, the directional response and temperature dependency are measured and validated through a measurement report that comes with the sensor. EKO provides a unique calibration compliant to the international standards defined by ISO/IEC17025/9847.

The sensor has a 5 year warranty, 5 year recommended re-calibration interval and no longer the requirement for the desiccant to be changed.


  • ISO 9060:2018 Class A (Secondary standard)
  • Sub-category "Fast response" and "Spectrally flat"
  • Quartz diffusor technology
  • ISO 17025 certified calibration
  • 5 year warranty
  • 5 year recommended recalibration interval
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Specifications (Typical) MS-80
ISO 9060:2018 Class A
ISO 9060:1990 (Secondary Standard)
Sub-category "Spectrally flat" Compliant
Sub-category "Fast response" Compliant
Output Analog (mV)
Response time 95% < 0.5 Sec.
Zero off-set a) 200W/m² +/- 1 W/m²
Zero off-set b) 5K/hr +/- 1 W/m²
Complete zero off-set c) +/- 2 W/m²
Non-stability change/1 year -
Non-stability change/5 years +/- 0.5 %
Non-linearity at 1000W/m² +/- 0.2 %
Directional response at 1000W/m² +/- 10 W/m²
Spectral error +/- 0.2 %
Temperature response -10°C to 40°C +/- 1 %
Temperature response -20°C to 50°C +/- 1 %
Tilt response at 1000W/m² Approx. 10 µV/W/m²
Impedance < 45000 Ω
Operating temperature range -40 - 80 °C
Irradiance range 0 - 4000 W/m²
Wavelength range 285 - 3000 nm
Ingress protection IP 67
Cable length 10 m


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