In 2020, your choice of solar-powered weather stations for home use has become more difficult simply because of an expanded array of options. The only way they could be better is if they didn’t require batteries or a wall-socket to run. What’s that you say? There are solar-powered options that don’t need either of these things? And I’m extremely handsome? Well, thank you, anonymous stranger!
Solar-powered weather stations allow you to keep a remote eye on the weather for as long as the sun shines and the rivers flow. Simply put, just stick them anywhere they can see the sun and they’ll keep tracking the weather. They don’t require any alternative forms of charging or electricity nor do they have to be plugged into a wall socket if they’re in sight of the sun.
What you’re looking for in a solar-powered weather station will remain pretty much constant. However, there are some differences between the available products to keep in mind. Use your judgment to determine what you need and which solutions would best serve those needs. We’ll identify some features you should keep in mind at the bottom of this article after we list our recommendations.
What Are the Best Solar Weather Stations For Sale in 2020?
ProWeatherStation TP3000WC Professional Wireless WiFi Weather Station
This weather station tracks all manner of weather statistics including temperature, humidity, wind speed, precipitation, and solar intensity. It will give you a complete picture of what’s going on outside and transmit the information via WiFi to your nearest network. It has a 100-meter range from the sensor to the base station, allowing for significant distance between those two things.
Users report that the unit is durably built and works like a dream. Some do not that they had difficulty contacting customer service when they encountered issues with the product though, so keep that in mind if you think you would have difficulties self-servicing the modules.
This solar weather station has won our “Best Value” designation because of its combination of low price and rich feature set.
- Versatile functionality
- Tough to contact customer service
Ambient Weather WS-1002-WIFI OBSERVER Weather Station
This solar weather station collects a myriad of outdoor weather data points and transmits them to the base unit. Temperature, humidity, wind speed, rainfall, UV, and solar radiation are all tracked, as is barometric pressure, dew point, and rainfall rate.
Where this unit really shines is in its presentation of the data. It allows for the automatic creation of detailed charts and graphs for pressure, humidity, and temperature, which lets you keep track of trends in these variables over the recent past.
While the general consensus is that this is a reliable unit with good weatherproofing, a few users have reported a lack of resistance to, and tolerance of, snowy climes. So use caution if you live in a colder area that’s likely to see a lot of snow.
This powerhouse of a solar-powered wireless weather station wins our coveted “Editors Choice” award for its unique combination of features, good value, and powerful versatility. There’s not a lot this unit cannot do.
- Fantastic presentation of data
- Lots of weather data collected from the sensor
- Might have trouble with cold climates
All-In-One Solar Weather Station with Solar Powered Light
Looking for a low-tech solution to a low-tech phenomenon? This manual weather station measures rainfall, wind speed and direction, and temperature reliably. You won’t be seeing this data fed to any wireless receivers though because all of those things are measured with analog, old-school meters and thermometers.
Even if the wifi goes down this solar weather station will keep doing its job. A solar-powered light on the top of the unit will make sure you can find it in even the darkest of nights.
- Works when nothing else will
- Limited functionality
Ambient Weather WS-1900 Osprey Solar Powered Weather Station
Wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, and UV and solar radiation can all be measured with this handy wireless home weather station powered by the sun. There isn’t a lot about the weather that you won’t know if you’ve got this little beauty installed.
- Versatile and multifunctional
- Relative lack of user reviews means there’s a bit of risk to buying this unit