Here’s how to use analog components to manage power in low-power solar systems
BY MARTIN TOMASZ, Principal
Sageloop Designs, San Francisco, CA
From large panels to harvested microwatts from a few photodiodes, solar power is increasingly prevalent in autonomously powered systems. With the worldwide evolution toward lower power operation using more “green” energy sources, emphasis on deploying solar power in a greater variety of environments has been on the rise.
According to the Solar Electric Power Association, total U.S. power generation derived from solar power increased 124% – from 349 MW in 2009 to 782 MW in 2010. This trend is continuing.
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