PowerFilm Solar

Design & Manufacturing Energy
City : Ames
State : Iowa
Country: United States

PowerFilm specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and assembly of custom solar solutions. A US-based company with over 200 staff-years of technical expertise, PowerFilm delivers innovative remote, portable power solutions to meet client needs. Because the devices used in IoT are often extremely low power, light energy outdoors and indoors can be used to extend or replace traditional batteries, making long term maintenance-free solutions possible.

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Indoor Solar Development Kit (DEV-IN-BASIC)

Indoor Solar Development Kit (DEV-IN-BASIC)

The Indoor Solar Development Kit (DEV-IN-BASIC) makes integrating indoor solar into electronics simple. It consists of an energy harvesting module with integrated power management designed and optimized for Indoor Light Series solar panels. The DEV-IN-BASIC kit uses a nano-power boost charging technology to efficiently extract energy from the indoor solar, even in dimly lit environments down to 200 lux and below. The integrated power management can be configured to store the collected energy into various storage element technologies. An output power rail is used to provide power to external electronics.

Indoor Solar Development Kit with Nordic BLE (DEV-IN-BLE-NS)

Indoor Solar Development Kit with Nordic BLE (DEV-IN-BLE-NS)

The Indoor Solar Development Kit with Nordic BLE (DEV-IN-BLE-NS) is perfect for developers looking to design or add PowerFilm’s high-performance indoor solar to BLE products. The kit works out of the box and operates at extremely low light levels down to 200 lux and below. It includes an onboard energy harvester/power management IC, BLE circuitry, Indoor Solar Panels, and all required components to be plug and play. It also includes a custom onboard capacitor charger (“Cap-Charger”), enabling operation without a storage element. This development kit is fully compatible with Nordic’s development tools and connects to the simulated Heart Rate Sensor Demo in the nRF Toolbox mobile app.

The Indoor/Outdoor e-peas Solar Development Kit (AEM-PF-EVK)

The Indoor/Outdoor e-peas Solar Development Kit (AEM-PF-EVK)

The Indoor/Outdoor e-peas Solar Development Kit (AEM-PF-EVK) makes integrating indoor solar into electronics simple. It includes epeas high-performance energy harvesting PMIC with integrated power management designed and optimized for PowerFilm’s thin-film indoor and outdoor solar panels. The AEM-PF-EVK efficiently extracts energy from the solar modules, which can be stored in a rechargeable element while also providing two independent regulated voltages to power IoT devices. The integrated power management supports multiple storage element charge configurations, including, Li-Po, Li-ion, LiFePO4, Solid State, and Single/Double cell supercapacitors. Configurations are easily selected by moving pin jumpers to desired positions.