Need a Solar Power System for a Gas Meter Application?

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What Are Solar Powered Gas Meters

Solar Powered Gas Meter An off-grid solar power system allows you to install and operate a gas meter in locations where a traditional 120VAC wired power source may be impractical, expensive or not available. Solar power systems can be the perfect solution for saving money powering gas meters in remote locations.

A solar powered gas meter is a specialized flow meter, used to measure the volume of gases such as natural gas and propane. Solar powered gas meters are used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Gases are more difficult to measure than liquids, as measured volumes are highly affected by temperature and pressure.

Solar powered gas meters measure a defined volume, regardless of the pressurized quantity or quality of the gas flowing through the meter. Temperature, pressure and heating value compensation must be made to measure actual amount and value of gas moving through a meter.

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A solar power system for gas meters consists of a solar module, a solar charge controller, a rechargeable solar deep-cycle battery, power converter, regulator or inverter and a weather-proof outdoor enclosure. This system is used to collect solar energy and the store electrical power, and then convert the stored power into the correct voltage to operate the gas meter.

What Size Solar Power System For A Gas Meter?

Solar Powered Gas Meters To select the correct size solar power system to power a gas meter there are a few things that must be known.

1. What is operating voltage and power consumption in amps, or watts of the gas meter?

2. How long each day will the gas meter be required to operate.

3. What is the geographical location the solar powered gas meter will be installed.

4. How many days of battery reserve power are desired for "no sun" days?

If you need help sizing a solar power system for your application please contact us.