New 24.06% efficiency record for bifacial silicon solar cell
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New 24.06% efficiency record for bifacial silicon solar cell

LONGi Solar has announced that it has achieved a new monocrystalline silicon PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) world record conversion efficiency using commercial wafer (M2) dimensions that exceeds 24 percent for the first time, according to tests carried out by the National Center of...

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Oxford PV perovskite solar cell achieves 28% efficiency
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Oxford PV perovskite solar cell achieves 28% efficiency

Perovskite solar technology leader’s solar cell sets new world record. Oxford PVTM – The Perovskite CompanyTM, the leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, today announced a new, certified, world record for its perovskite based solar cell. Oxford PV’s 1 cm2...

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Miniature Solar Cells Embedded in Clothes can Charge your Mobile
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Miniature Solar Cells Embedded in Clothes can Charge your Mobile

Miniature technology is a claim in today's world. We talked recently about the tiny gyroscope which is the size of a grain of rice, and now clothes embedded with miniature solar cells the size of a flea can allow wearers to generate electricity outdoors, and charge items like mobile...

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BrainDead MPPT Solar charger 35V/8A
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BrainDead MPPT Solar charger 35V/8A

Simple solar charger 35V/8A with automatic MPPT supporting SLA/Li-Ion/LiFePO4 up to 8s. by Adam Lučanský: PCB DIN-rail mountable MPPT solar charger (software-less), as well as ideal-diode prioritizer (if battery is full, load is powered directly from solar panel without cycling...

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10kW 3-Phase Grid Tie Inverter Reference Design for Solar String Inverter
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10kW 3-Phase Grid Tie Inverter Reference Design for Solar String Inverter

This verified reference design provides an overview on how to implement a three-level three-phase SiC based DC:AC grid-tie inverter stage. Higher switching frequency of 50KHz reduces the size of magnetics for the filter design and enables higher power density. The use of SiC MOSFETs...

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Solar Powered Beehive Monitor Using Sigfox network
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Solar Powered Beehive Monitor Using Sigfox network

Small temperature/humidity/atmospheric pressure monitor using Sigfox to transfer the data. Powered by solar energy to monitor beehives. We wanted to monitor beehive remotely and online. You would say it is easy to use mobile data for such purpose. But there are some cons: The coverage...

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Solar harvesting into Li-ion battery
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Solar harvesting into Li-ion battery

A highly efficient solar powered Li-ion charger with two regulated outputs. The AEMLION is a 0.8x0.6 inch (20x15mm) PCB with the AEM10941 Solar Harvesting IC from E-peas. It efficiently converts solar energy into Li-ion battery charge, it even works with indoor light. It features 3.3V...

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AEM10941 – Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Power Management IC
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AEM10941 – Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Power Management IC

E-peas’ photovoltaic energy harvesting IC solution – AEM10941 – is the next generation integrated energy management subsystem that extracts DC power from up to 7 cells solar panels to simultaneously store energy in a rechargeable element and supply the system with two independent...

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