Solliance sets records for perovskite solar cells at 29.2 per cent
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Solliance sets records for perovskite solar cells at 29.2 per cent

4T tandem perovskite silicon solar cells reach a record efficiency of 29.2 percent. [via] The European Solliance research group continues to set records for the efficiency of tandem perovskite solar cells using silicon and CIGS. Increasing the efficiency of low-cost perovskite solar...

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Ricoh Electronic Devices Company R1810 600nA IQ Boost DC/DC Converters
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Ricoh Electronic Devices Company R1810 600nA IQ Boost DC/DC Converters

Ricoh Electronic Devices Company R1810 600nA IQ Boost DC/DC Converters are boost DC/DC converters featuring a typical start-up voltage of 0.35V. Ricoh R1810 is designed for electrical power storage devices, especially 1-cell photovoltaic (PV) energy harvesters. The R1810 can start up...

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Active Rectifier Controller with Reverse Protection for Battery and Solar cell
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Active Rectifier Controller with Reverse Protection for Battery and Solar cell

This demonstration circuit is an active rectifier with reverse protection for batteries in automotive applications. The project is designed for 5A load current. Two clamping diodes, D1 and D2, are used on the board to protect the IC from overvoltage spikes at the input. The input supply...

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Solarcell offers modern, convenient and renewable energy for all kinds of devices and gadgets
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Solarcell offers modern, convenient and renewable energy for all kinds of devices and gadgets

If you have ever loved the idea of recharging batteries with solar power or have been looking for a great way to minimize the use of traditional batteries, then you might want to take a closer look at the new Solarcell that has just launched and funded on Kickstarter by a team of...

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MAX20361 Tiny Single-/Multi-Cell Solar Harvester works from 225mV
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MAX20361 Tiny Single-/Multi-Cell Solar Harvester works from 225mV

Maxim Integrated’s solar harvester increases runtime and reduces the size of solar-powered designs Maxim Integrated's MAX20361 is a fully-integrated solution for harvesting energy from single-/multi-cell solar sources. It has an ultra-low quiescent current (360 nA) boost converter...

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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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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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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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