On my solar heating system, the sensor that is used to evaluate the panel temperature (and circulate water through the panels or not) is very much influenced by the wind.
The Sensor is a usual 10K Thermistor Temperature Sensor, just attached on the side of the equipment area. Even on not so windy day, even though the sun is heating pretty good, the system sometimes turns off. Pool might be 83, but the sensor register 79, so turns off the valve.
The sensor is in an exposed area so not much shielding from the wind. The panel themselves are shielded from the wind but are way too far to attach the sensor to (the installer said that on long distance, there can be too much voltage variation to have accurate reading. (picture of the layout below).
I'm curious if anybody has/had similar issue and found a way around this. I think the solution is to increase the thermal mass of the sensor, which is basically a tiny black cylinder, by maybe hot gluing the sensor to a black piece of aluminium?
Thanks for any idea