Epishine’s world unique solar cell provides power indoors down at ~2 uW/cm²
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Epishine’s world unique solar cell provides power indoors down at ~2 uW/cm²

Now it's here. Epishine’s ”light cell” can change how we power small electronics – a thin and flexible organic solar cell that can be integrated into sensors, consumer electronics, and other low power devices to reduce or eliminate the need of batteries. “We are very proud to...

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80V Buck-Boost charging controller with MPPT for solar panels
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80V Buck-Boost charging controller with MPPT for solar panels

The LT8491 from Analog Devives includes Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) for solar panels, with algorithms, lead acid and lithium ion batteries up to 80V. Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced a buck-boost Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) battery charging controller that includes...

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LM5161 Based DC-DC Bias Power Supply for Solar Projects
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LM5161 Based DC-DC Bias Power Supply for Solar Projects

There's great news for you if you are one of those looking for a DC-DC bias supply with small outputs that you can use for your projects. Brian Cornell, an electronic enthusiast with an interest in power management, has built a DC-DC bias power supply using Texas Instruments' LM5xxx...

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Photovoltaic Cell Battery Charger / Solar Cell Li-Ion Battery Trickle Charger with MPPC
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Photovoltaic Cell Battery Charger / Solar Cell Li-Ion Battery Trickle Charger with MPPC

This is a tiny module that allows users to charge small Li-ion batteries, CR2032 or equivalent, from a low power source such as a small photovoltaic cell. The project consists of the LTC3105 step-up DC-DC converter chip which features Maximum Power Point Control (MPPC) and 250mV...

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New LG NeON 2 ACe Solar Module Features Integrated 320 W Microinverter
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New LG NeON 2 ACe Solar Module Features Integrated 320 W Microinverter

LG Electronics USA is introducing the LG NeON® 2 ACe, the latest AC solar module featuring LG's own integrated microinverter designed for easy installation, monitoring and use. The new addition to LG's best-selling NeON 2 lineup, available now, builds on LG's extensive array of...

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PaperiNode, an Arduino-compatible flexible low power energy-harvesting LoRa-enabled electronic paper display
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PaperiNode, an Arduino-compatible flexible low power energy-harvesting LoRa-enabled electronic paper display

Robert Poser has posted his project on GitHub called PaperiNode, which is a flexible, low power, energy-harvesting, LoRa-enabled, electronic paper display. PaperiNode is ideal for the Paperino (an easy to use micro EPD breakout-board for the Photon or other Arduino-compatible...

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Calculate Size of Solar Panel, Battery Bank and Inverter (MS Excel Spreadsheet)
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Calculate Size of Solar Panel, Battery Bank and Inverter (MS Excel Spreadsheet)

Design of solar panel/battery bank and inverter using this Excel Sheet. This MS Excel spreadsheet calculates the following: Total Demand Load Size of Solar Panel Select Type of Connection of Solar Panel Select Rating of Each Solar Panel Energy from Solar Panel as...

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Solar Integrated ULP Feather Needs No batteries
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Solar Integrated ULP Feather Needs No batteries

Long battery-life and Low power consumption are usually top on the list of requirements for most hardware devices these days, as the weariness of having to constantly charge a device continues to have significant effect on customers' choice. Asides from consumer applications, another...

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