I too asked Choice to test weather stations (Extreme tests - what would you like to see?) in February 2016.
I bought an over $200 Weather Station Model XC0348 from Jaycar and installed it on a short mast on our roof.
Similar to yours in that it was solar rechargeable (actually worked with rechargeable batteries), and had a remote console which connected via USB to my laptop. I used Cumulus to download the data as the software that came with is was fairly basic.
Location wise, we live less than a kilometre from the ocean and about 75m elevation. Our home is on a hill, and is exposed to the weather. We have been hit by the ex part of two tropical cyclones, so I wanted to be across the weather. During the first one, I recorded 115k/h winds.
Unfortunately, the unit stopped working after two years. Investigation showed that it was disintegrating. The solar panel was perished and not producing any power; all the wiring which was actually very fine, was corroded and broken; and the plastics used inside and out had became brittle and was fracturing and crumbling away.
Ironically, a relatively expensive weather station supposedly designed to be exposed to, and to withstand the elements had no weather resistance.
@BrendanMays: I volunteer our home If Choice wants to give weather stations a durability test in real life conditions!