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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Buck-Boost Battery Charge Controller with MPPT and I2C
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Buck-Boost Battery Charge Controller with MPPT and I2C

The LT8491 from Analog Devices is a buck-boost switching regulator battery charge controller that implements a constant-current constant-voltage (CCCV) charging profile used for most battery types, including sealed lead-acid (SLA), flooded, gel and lithium-ion. Applications are...

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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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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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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 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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High Efficiency MPPT Solar Charger
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High Efficiency MPPT Solar Charger

A 75 watt MPPT Solar Charger with tons of features. Efficiency > 97%, USB interface, data logging, 2 USB charging ports and much more...by Lukas Fässler This is an open source project that I've been working on for several years now. From its modest beginnings it has evolved to a...

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