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For small, portable electronics, the 3V coin cell battery is the go-to power solution.

Why?

They are inexpensive and simple to use.

So, if coin cells are such a great solution, what’s the point of energy harvesting? Read more...

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An effective solar energy harvesting solution requires more than just a solar panel.

That's why we have partnered with e-peas, an energy harvesting PMIC solution provider, to launch our new Indoor/Outdoor e-peas Solar Development Kit. Read more...

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Solar panels are typically made up of many cells connected in series, which increase the output voltage of the panel.

Multiple cells used to be a requirement when circuitry could not run on low voltage power sources, but with modern power management ICs (PMIC), this is no longer the case. Read more...

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PowerFilm has provided custom solar solutions in the IoT, military, and commercial spaces for over 30 years.

But what does that mean? Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

With millions of sensors, beacons, trackers, nodes, and devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding into every nook and cranny of the modern world.

What do all these devices have in common? Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

The Internet of Things (IoT) industry isn’t slowing down any time soon.

It’s picking up pace. Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

“Energy Harvesting.”

This buzz word sounds straightforward, but what does it actually mean?

Where does this energy come from, and how do you “harvest” it? Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

Through the years, we have fielded almost every solar-related question you can imagine.

One that consistently comes up is the possibility of collecting solar energy through glass.

Let’s explore if this is possible, limitations and which solar technologies perform best with a glass barrier between them and the sun. Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

Crystalline solar panels are no longer confined to massive solar arrays.

These panels are now more plentiful than ever and come in an endless number of configurations.

There are incredibly inexpensive options that are attractive at first blush, but when you dig deeper, the quality of these panels and their assembly process leave much to be desired. Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

What does it mean to own something?

To control the ins and outs of a process until you are almost one with it?

To ensure things fit, perform, and make sense?

To understand something on a deeper and more meaningful level than anyone else in the world? Read more...

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