CHP1-L Pyrheliometer
For Unattended Direct Solar-Radiation Measurements
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The CHP1-L, manufactured by Kipp & Zonen, is a pyrheliometer used for unattended direct solar-radiation measurement. It is designed specifically to measure the direct beam solar irradiance with a field of view limited to 5 degrees. This is achieved by the shape of the collimation tube, precision apertures, and the detector design.

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Benefits and Features

  • ISO First Class
  • Built-in temperature sensors


Detailed Description

To monitor direct normal irradiance, a CHP1 Pyrheliometer is mounted to a user-supplied sun tracker such as Kipp & Zonen's Solys2. The CHP1 pyrheliometer measures the direct-beam solar irradiance with a field of view limited to 5 degrees. The limited field of view requires the CHP1 to be continuously pointed toward the sun. The Solys2 Sun Tracker rotates on two axes and uses a GPS receiver to keep the CHP1 aimed at the sun throughout the day.


Sensor Pyrheliometer
Measurement Description Measures the direct beam solar irradiance with a field of view limited to 5 degrees
Spectral Range 200 to 4000 nm
Sensitivity 7 to 14 µV/W/m2
Response Time < 5 s
Zero Offset B < 1 W/m2
Temperature Dependence of Sensitivity < 0.5% (-20° to +50°C)
Field of View (FOV) 5° ±0.2°
Operating Temperature Range -40° to +80°C
Non-Linearity < 0.2%
Maximum Irradiance 4000 W/m2
International Standards First Class ISO
Body Diameter 3.8 cm (1.5 in.)
Base Diameter 7.6 cm (3.0 in.)
Length 31.6 cm (12.4 in.)
Weight 0.9 kg (1.98 lb) excluding cable


Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.


Product Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR10X (retired)
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired)
CR295X (retired)
CR3000 (retired)
CR3000 (retired)
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X (retired)