YX8018 Joule Thief Solar LED Driver
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YX8018 Joule Thief Solar LED Driver

YX8018 is a 4-pin integrated circuit for driving solar powered garden LED lights and is found on many cheap garden lights. You can buy 10x YX8018 ICs on AliExpress for around $1. You will need the following parts to build one on your own: Parts i-Cd AA 300mAh 1.2v rechargable...

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MPPT charge controller reference design for 12- and 24-V solar panels
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MPPT charge controller reference design for 12- and 24-V solar panels

This reference design is a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar charge controller for 12-V and 24-V solar panels. This compact reference design targets small and medium power solar charger solutions and is capable of operating with 15- to 60-V solar panel modules, 12- or 24-V...

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Indoor Solar Cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity
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Indoor Solar Cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity

Swedish and Chinese scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online. For more information see the...

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makerPower Solar – An intelligent solar power system for the internet of things.
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makerPower Solar – An intelligent solar power system for the internet of things.

makerPower Solar is a combination intelligent solar battery charger and power supply for low- to medium-power devices freeing them from the outlet. It is designed to provide 24/7 power for a wide range of embedded systems and IoT gadgets. According to Julio: Optimal charging is...

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Industry-Leading Energy Harvesting Technology from e-peas Enables Accurate & Continuous Animal Tracking
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Industry-Leading Energy Harvesting Technology from e-peas Enables Accurate & Continuous Animal Tracking

Highlighting the huge application potential of the company’s advanced power management ICs (PMICs), e-peas has confirmed that its AEM10941 devices for photovoltaic energy harvesting are being incorporated into tracking equipment employed in Australian cattle ranches. e-peas engineers...

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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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