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Solar Power on the Raspberry Pi – SunAir

designed to charge LiPo batteries from Solar Panels and power your Pi. First SunAir Kickstarter Update (Dec 7, 2014) Published here. An earlier generation of this project was used in Project Curacao.  You also can track the sun, detect low power conditions and more.  Works perfectly with the SwitchDoc Labs WatchDog Timer Board. Come Pledge your support and get …

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Perovskite solar cells in three years, from UK inventions

Solar cells using upstart ‘perovskite’ materials will be shipping in three years, according to University of Oxford spin-out Oxford PV. Photovoltaic perovskites were only invented recently. “It is the fastest-improving solar cell material ever,” CEO Kevin Arthur told Electronics Weekly. “It has taken silicon 25 years to get to 20% efficiency. Perovskites go to similar …

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Solar Driveway Light to MSP430 Wireless Sensor Node

The basic idea of this project is to convert a $3-4 solar light found at Lowes and Home Depot hardware store (here in the US) into a wireless remote sensor node.  The node will utilize an MSP430G2553 MCU and a nRF24L01+(w/ spirilis library) wireless module to send light intensity (photoresitor that came with solar driveway …

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Raspberry Pi based Solar Street Light

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The project is designed for LED based street lights with auto intensity control using solar power from photovoltaic cells interfaced to a Raspberry Pi board. As awareness for solar energy is increasing, more and more individuals and institutions are opting for solar energy. Photovoltaic panels are used for charging batteries by converting the …

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