US-developed thin-film solar cell tape
A U.S. company created the first "fast power light," developed a large-scale manufacturing technology of solar panels can be curled. The tape-style stainless steel sheet manufacturing technology can be formed in the amorphous silicon thin film solar cells. Each solar module is about 1 meter wide, 5.5 meters long.
Compared with traditional silicon solar panels the image of heavy and hard, these lightweight panels can be curled easily integrated into roofs and facades of buildings can also be used outside the vehicle body. The solar panels more attractive than the traditional place that can more easily be embedded irregular design of the roof.
The company's founder and president of Deng Ming Xun (phonetic) said: "They can even be rolled up with a backpack, so you can use it to recharge your laptop."
Amorphous silicon thin film solar cell battery than the more expensive traditional crystal, because it just part of the materials used, compared to crystalline solar cells 150-200 mm thick layer of silicon, its thickness of only 1 mm. However, its drawback is that efficiency is very low. In order to improve its efficiency, fast force energy companies created a tripartite structure of the battery, which consists of 3 different materials - amorphous silicon, amorphous silicon germanium and nanocrystalline silicon - is made of each material to be tuned to capture the energy of the different solar spectrum.
Although some of the market efficiency of crystalline silicon modules up to 20% or more, while the fast forces can be coiled energy efficiency of photovoltaic modules is only about 8%, but its advantage is that the volume of high-capacity tape technology. Tape and Reel technology allows it to reduce costs, expand the scope of application.
So far, fast force energy has been invested 4,000 million, December 2008, Ohio has given the company $ 7,000,000 in loans to accelerate the construction of a 25 megawatt solar module production line curl. The company is expected to be formally introduced to the market in 2010 and its products.
Mouser distribution Cymbet film solid-state rechargeable battery Series
Mouser Electronics has announced that, Mouser and Cymbet Corporation signed a global distribution agreement, Cymbet Corporation is a thin film solid-state storage devices and energy harvesting technology enterprises. Cymbet the concept of solid-state thin film battery technology and materials, developed a series of commercial products, for the purpose of reliable, long life, non-volatile semiconductor there is a demand of ordinary electronic design engineers for the new economy of alternative solutions. Cymbet EnerChip solid-state production of thin film rechargeable battery series, provides innovative energy management and storage solutions for many applications, including bridge, permanent power and wireless sensors.
Mouser stocks a complete Cymbet EnerChip EHCBC530024 pin configuration energy harvesting module. The product is designed for rapid development of solar energy harvesting applications, send and receive with a wide range of energy input, storage of energy collected and transmitted to the target system can control the energy. Mouser also equipped with CBC-EVAL-08EnerChip EH solar collectors evaluation kit for creating a "zero-power" design, used for sensors, controllers, embedded systems, medical applications, environmental control system and any wireless system for Cymbet energy collection of modules to provide energy reserves and start the energy. In addition, Mouser on EnerChip CCEVAL-05 development kits are also available spot, the kit also shows EnerChip solid-state rechargeable batteries and battery management with integrated EnerChip CC ability.
Cymbet Corporation recent Embedded Systems Conference in 2009 have gained awards in EETimes'ACE "Best Green Project Award", award-winning products are EnerChip EH solar collectors EVAL-08 evaluation kit, the kit and Enerchip EH CBC5300 with energy harvesting module use, which is the world's first solar energy collection package developed evaluation kit. Electronics engineers can quickly develop "green" energy solutions, applications such as handheld electronic devices, medical equipment, data recorders and independent wireless sensors and so on.
Mouser vice president of product MikeScott active component, said: "We are very pleased to Cymbet Corporation included in the list of our suppliers. As a leading green technology company, their thin film solid-state storage devices and energy harvesting technology leader. Now, designers can be found in the Mouser Cymbet stock assessment tools. We soon will have thin-film battery products supply. "
"Our customers can now purchase from Mosuer Cymbet EnerChip products, and we feel very excited," Cymbet Blair Wilson, vice president of sales, said, "Mouser focus on the rapid import of new products and technologies, our customers will derive great good service. "
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