Solid state electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect.

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Solar Panel Boost converter (40v to 100V)

My project is to deliver the output of 200w solar panel (40v,1.5A)- very low because I am using lamps instead of the sun- to a load at a voltage level of 100v, after implementing the design of my ...
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Beginner - 3v 200ma Solar Panel Project

Just recently got interested in starting up a new project out of my area of knowledge. Basically I'm going to buy a 3v 200ma solar panel that I want to use to power a small light in one of the rooms ...
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Solar battery charger using MPPT?

I am designing a solar-powered battery charger, but I am currently having a problem with it. Here's the battery specs: 1.2V, NiMH, 2300mAh I'v read online that the safest way to charge a NiMh battery ...
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Boost converter for PV

So my two PV panels giving me an output of 40v, 1.5A. I am sensing both current and voltage of the PV output to give an MPPT duty cycle pulse. I want to boost the 40VDC to at least 400VDC and ...
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Is there a voltage buck converter which also boosts output current?

Application: solar USB charger. I have a 9V solar panel. I use a buck converter circuit to bring it down to 5V before going into the USB battery charging circuit. Exact components: ...
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Variable Current Lead Acid Battery Charging

I'm designing a solar controller in order to charge SLA batteries. I did some research on dedicated ICs that act as controllers, and found that most implement some sort of MPPT, in order to extract ...
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PV panels using halogens

so I’m using (3×500W) halogen lamps to supply a two PV panels rated 100W of 18V and 2.2A of a total area almost 1 square meter. but the highest current I get is 0.6A, how should I get higher current? ...
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Incremental Conductance MPPT algorithm in MATLAB Simulink

I am simulating an application of the incremental conductance MPPT algorithm with a boost converter in MATLAB Simulink. The PV cell and boost converter have been modeled. I am facing problems while ...
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solar Panel Calculations help required? [closed]

My father runs a solar company. He asked me the following question: A customer comes to me to ask for setting up a system that will help him use 10 bulbs each of power 10 W for 10 hours. ...
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Convert 3v solar cell to 1.5v

I recently bought a solar cell rated at 3v and 200mA dc to power a 1.5v dc motor that is used as an air pump for my aquarium.All the 1.5v solar cells available here have low ampere like 50mA or so. ...
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Current and voltage from PV ( LTS25NP , LV 25-P)

So in my design I am going to sense two PV panels in series ( Both voltage and current) to extract the Maximum power point (MPPT by arduino) so the input of both sensors will be the PV output and the ...
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Usb input current requirements for a power bank

My project is to take solar power from a 6w/6v panel, run it through a buck circuit tuned to 5v and charge one of the LiPo power banks. I perceive a buck circuit would do better at efficiency than a ...
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Solar charging using or not using a dummy (dump) load

I'm in the process of designing a small solar regulator / charger (no more than 5A) for sealed lead acid batteries. I have put a working prototype together and all seems to be working. However, ...
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What do I need to trickle charge rechargable batteries with a solar panel

Hi I have a chicken coop door opener that is battery operated. The batteries tend to run down every other month even though the thing is basically just a digital alarm clock with a stepper motor ...
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battery charging on solar panel

I have a single solar panel of 40 amps and I want to charge 12 volt 40 amp battery. How many such batteries can I charge on this single solar panel, and should I connect more batteries in parallel or ...
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Heating a li-ion battery for use in sub-zero temperatures

I have a design that I'm working on that is to be outdoors year round, with a 1 watt solar panel trickle charging a 6 Ah li-ion battery during the day. I expect there to be about 3 to 4 months of ...
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Computing Power Requirement For Solar Setup

In relation to this question: Solar power wattage requirement I'm trying to get to the math of understanding my wattage for my plan solar-setup. I would like anyone here who knew can correct me on my ...
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Solar: Reason For Joining Batteries/Solar Panels in Series

I understand the concept of what happens when you do, but I do not understand the reason behind why some set-up require to double the voltage on the batteries, since the point is to store as much AH ...
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Understanding Battery Controller

I'm thinking of doing a small-scale Solar off-grid setup 1-2 80 Watt panels with a 12v 40Ah Deep Cycle battery. I have questions for those parts in another thread, but for now, my question is about ...
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How could I power flexible oled screens with wearable power source and could I transmit data onto it with bluetooth via app [closed]

How could I power flexible oled screens with solar power and could I transmit data onto it with bluetooth via app? Would this be possible? please can you help thank you
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How to keep solar panel voltage at 24V?

I purchased a "24v" solar panel thinking it would output only at 24v, or less if there wasn't enough light. Immediately tested it, in indirect light it's producing 38V. Checked the label on the back ...
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USB charger with power bank charged from solar panel and peltiers

I would like to charge some batteries (maybe 1 lipo?) from either a 12V solar panel (about 300mA) or 2 peltiers (also about 200-300mA) in series (about 4V, but it’s really unstable and voltage changes ...
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MP3-25 flexible solar panel providing low current

I am working on a project where I need about 20 mA to come from a particular solar panel I am in possession of. The solar panel is an MP3-25 panel, I actually have 2 which I am trying to get to work. ...
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how to calculate solar panel size needed to run circuit

Iam doing a project and want to calculate what size solar panel to use to run my circuit. the only thing is that I have some size constraints involved cant be bigger and \$5\times5\$ in. I have a ...
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DIY power 230v filament bulb off grid [closed]

I need to power a 230v bulb off the grid via solar power. Typically, I would have solar panels that charges some 12v dry/wet cells. These cells will have to supply an inverter that would power the ...
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Switching between two sources of power to a battery?

This is the simplified system: a battery (3.6 V, 2450 mAH, NiMH) a solar panel (max 5.2 V, 157 mA) a wall charger (5 V, 2100 mA). The battery is constantly being drained, but very slowly (85 mWh ...
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Charging NiMH batteries with 1W solar panel, charge controller needed?

I want to know if a charge controller would still be needed despite the solar panel never outputting more than C/10 of current to the battery. This is a follow-up about my question here. The solar ...
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IC for Trickle Charging vs. Fast Charging a NiMH rechargeable battery using solar and wall charger?

I want to use a solar panel to extend the use time of 3 NiMH AA's in series to power a microcontroller. The solar panel is rated at 1 W with a max load voltage of 6.4 V and the product page is here. ...
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Appropriate fuse for 12V battery - solar power controller connection

I'm a biologist tracking migratory bats and need to build a bunch of antenna towers to listen for pulses from tagged bats flying nearby. These are off-grid, so we'll have 55W solar panels charging ...
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Open circuit volts and short circuit amps

I am looking to buy a few solar cells to mess around and learn with and I don't understand what exactly this part in the description is telling me: "...offering 4.5V (open circuit) and 18mA (short ...
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Solar panel - voltage regulator

I am contemplating the possibility to run a trolling motor (to push my canoe) with a 250W solar panel. Electrical Specifications: Peak power: 250 W (minus 0, plus 5W Tolerance!) Optimum operating ...
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Current output of a solar panel when connected to battery and load

I am trying to build a microgrid (final year project) where a 100-250 W 48V solar array will charge a 24V battery bank and a couple of 24V loads (40W lights, 60W fan). Batteries used (7 of this in ...
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Shared Voltmeter for 2 DC Circuits at Different Voltages (battery & solar)

I want to use one panel mount voltmeter (Powerwerx PanelDVM) for measuring both my 12VDC Battery output and the input voltage from a Solar panel ,which has a higher DC Voltage. This all is hooked to a ...
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12v lead acid battery charged directly by 17v solar panel

I don't have a charge controller, I wanna know if I can directly connect the solar panel (17v max when directly hit by sun light 1.5W) to the 12v battery? Someone in arduino group on facebook said ...
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How do I combine multiple A/C and D/C power sources into one electrical system? [closed]

I'm looking to design an off-grid power system for my house. I'm a complete novice at this point but I'm willing to do a lot of reading to complete the project. There is a lot I still don't yet know ...
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create a interruption-proof power

I need to create a interruption-proof power for a project of mine, very similar to the design of this link. My problem is that I need to adjust the current delivered of the solar panel (21V, 1.2A) to ...
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Solar controller with BJT transistor and PIC24 microcontroller to charge 3.6V NiMH batteries

I'm designing a solar controller circuit and am having some confusion about how to switch the BJT on and off. I have a single solar panel charging a battery. The BJT is there to prevent over-charging ...
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How to autoregulate a TP4056 for maximum solar power extraction

I'm using a solar panel (6V - 600mA at peak power) to charge a Li-Ion (3.7V) battery using a TP4065. The TP4065 I'm using has this configuration: Where the value of the resistor Rprog determines ...
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How long will my battery last under this load and with this source?

I need to calculate how long my battery will last until it is completely discharged. I have a load that will draw 154 uA at 1.8 V for a power of 277.2 mW. Assuming that this is running indefinitely ...
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Charging a battery with two sources, should I put them in series or parallel?

I would like to charge a battery using two sources (solar and a generator), should I put the two sources in series or parallel before the battery? The battery is actually 3 batteries in series. Each ...
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Solar charge controller circuit for LiFePO4 (or possibly NiMH batteries)

Would someone happen to know of a circuit board for charging LiFePO4 batteries from solar panels. Or alternatively a simple circuit schematic for building one? I would like to use 2 LiFePO4 ...
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solar charge while driving on alternator

Can a MPPT solar regulator effect a cars computer or alternator while driving? My scenario is this. - 2xAGM batts in a 4x4 with a smart VSR (voltage sensing relay) isolator (which closes at 13.2V ...
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How to pick a rechargeable battery?

I need a rechargeable battery that can produce about 10 Wh per day. In a day this battery/ies should produce 281 mA for about 15 s, 265 mA for about 30 min, and about 131 mA for the rest of the day. ...
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Differences Between Buck-Converter and Linear Current Booster

Thinking through a design that interfaces a solar panel to a 12V diaphragm pump, and considering the interfacing options. I've come across the term "Linear Current Booster", and wanted to explore ...
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Design a circuit for rechargeable batteries supplied by a solar panel and generator?

I want to design a circuit for a rechargeable battery (or batteries) that can be charged by both a solar panel and a generator. I am working on the same project as described here, but my focus is on ...
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Concerns About Solar Charging Tree House Lights

I'm Building a lighting system for my tree house with 4 LED work lights I picked up at the hardware store. I want it to have solar charging and be operable via one switch. Theres alot of background so ...
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Power-Supply “Combination”: Solar for voltage + Battery for current

I'm rather new to circuits & DIY electronics, but am thoroughly enjoying tinkering with my new RaspberryPi and assorted components. I'm trying to power the device using a few simple solar panels I ...
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Solar panel charging battery loss over night from leakage current

I am setting up a solar panel to charge a 12 VDC lead/acid battery to run a trolling motor for my dinghy. Does anyone have an idea as to how much leakage current there is through a 12VDC 8.5W panel ...
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using a capacitor for an off-grid system

New to the side and have very little knowledge on electrical systems. I'm trying to come up with a good off-grid system for my small house and have the idea of a PV array with a battery bank, charge ...
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Solar panels at night without diodes - short circuit or source of power dissipation?

So the title pretty much sums it up. I have a circuit that has a solar panel and some other power sources and I am to do a circuit analysis when there is no sun and show how it affects the system. ...