This project is a solar irradiance meter based on TSL230R Light-to-Frequency converter and Amicus 18F25K20.
This chip features an “electronic iris” to facilitate measurements over a wide range of intensities. The photo sensor may be enabled in 3 stages to measure from near darkness (the glow of a computer monitor) to full-intensity sunlight. The output of the sensor is a pulse stream whose frequency is proportional to irradiance.
Solar Irradiance Meter - [Link]
This project shows how to build a 60W solar panel using common tools and inexpensive and easy to acquire materials. It will guide you through buying the solar cells, building the box, solder the solar celsl together, install the panel on the box, install a blocking diode, testing the solar panel etc. Check details on the link below.
Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel - [Link]
This project shows how to build a 63W solar panel using plain materials. It will guide you through everything from building the frame to soldering the solar cells. The frame is build of plywood and solar cells is better to be soldered using a low wattage soldering iron. Finally you add the plexiglass and your panel is ready. Check construction details on the link below.
DIY 63 Watt Solar Panel – [Link]
This is a solar powered robotic mobile that combines solar energy and Bluetooth module. It’s another kind of art by Mark Malmberg.
Solar Powered Robotic Mobiles - [Link]
The largest solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the world was completed last month. This facility is now online and is producing up to 80 megawatts of electricity.
World’s Largest Solar PV Facility Now In Canada - [Link]
This project is used for charging sealed lead-acid batteries with a solar panel in small and portable applications. The charger will stop charging once a pre-set voltage (temperature compensated) has been reached, and resume charging when the voltage has dropped off. The load is disconnected when the battery voltage drops below 11V and reconnected when it gets back to 12.5V.
Solar charger for lead-acid batteries - [Link]
Here is a solar charger circuit to charge Lead Acid or Ni-Cd batteries using solar energy. The circuit harvests solar energy to charge a 6 volt 4.5 Ah rechargeable battery for various applications. The charger has Voltage and Current regulation and Over voltage cut off facilities.
Solar Charger Circuit - [Link]
Ever wondered what it would be like to have your own hotspot no matter where you went? Well now you can with this portable solar powered Wi-Fi repeater.
Solar Powered DIY Portable HotSpot – [Link]
This project is able to convert low level DC signal from a pyranometer to DC current for long cable transmitting. The circuit was built with TLV2451, rail-to-rail input/output opamp made by TI. View hardware connection diagram and detailed schematic on the link below.
Pyranometer to Current Converter – [Link]