Re: [beam] Solar energy harvesting chip -- with LiPo charing capability!
- The only particular downside I see there is cost - almost $6 a piece in singles ( though Digikey has a nice price break at 25-of quantities ). And though it will run down to 200mV, it needs 250mV to start. Not a huge problem, but not quite as impressive either. Still, great find. It could certainly serve as an interesting core for a new breed of solar engine.
Martin Jay McKeeOn Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 11:50 PM, <rlnansel@...> wrote:
I came across this article just yesterday describing a newish chip that can harvest low-voltage sources -- as low as 200mV! That's right, it can use a single PV cell as its power source. What's more, it can then use the harvested energy to pump current into a higher-voltage LiPo chip:Sounds like SE nirvana!-Bobby