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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Scientists Develop Safer Lead-Based Perovskite Solar Cell Structure
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Scientists Develop Safer Lead-Based Perovskite Solar Cell Structure

Researchers at Northern Illinois University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, reported in the journal Nature on a potential breakthrough in the development of hybrid perovskite solar cells. Considered rising stars...

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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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