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2 Posts authored by: lui_gough Top Member
After putting out my initial review on the kit, I somehow felt the review to be a little incomplete, since the star of the show was the organic photovoltaic (OPV) panel and I didn’t really do much to test the panel on its own. The design of the kit doesn’t make it easy to test the panel independently of the harvesting circuit, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done.   After some head-scratching, I decided that if I was willing to give it a try even if it meant ...
A little opportunity popped up recently, in conjunction with element14, to test an energy harvesting module. As there seems to be a lot of development of low-powered sensors and radios which can run from coin-cells for extended periods, the whole idea of being able to eliminate batteries or extend the lifetime of these devices can be quite attractive. As I am a photovoltaics/solar energy engineer by qualification and an interested electronics hobbyist with some equipment, I decided to jump on th ...

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