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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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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Researchers Developed Highly Durable Washable And Stretchable Solar Cells
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Researchers Developed Highly Durable Washable And Stretchable Solar Cells

Scientists of Japanese research institute RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have successfully developed a product that allows solar cells to continue to provide solar power after being washed, stretched and compressed. Takao Someya of Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science, a...

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