The Solar Beacon is an Iridium® equipped, data collection and processing beacon for polar applications. The Solar Beacon’s primary function is to measure shortwave solar radiation at remote sites where high reliability, low power consumption, and dependable operation is critical.
The Solar Beacon features three pyranometers (two above and one under ice). It is also equipped with our standard MET sensor suite; including GPS, barometric pressure, air temperature and sea surface temperature sensors. The Solar Beacon will provide 12 to 18 months of continuous unattended operation in extreme Polar climates.