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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Energy harvesting PMIC available as samples
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Energy harvesting PMIC available as samples

Nowi BV (Delft, The Netherlands) has samples available of its NH2 energy harvesting power management IC (PMIC). The NH2D0245 comes in a QFN package measuring 3mm by 3mm. Including the external capacitor, it has an assembly footprint of just 3mm by 3.6mm. The NH2 is designed to extract...

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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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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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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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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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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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