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Posted on 07/28/2013 12:03:18 PM PDT by DYngbld
Sol Chip Creates The Everlasting Solar Battery By Johnathan Leow, NoCamels · July 22, 2013 · 3 Comments Environment News · Tagged: batteries, Environment News, infinite, sol-chip, solar power Environment News: Sol Chip Creates The Everlasting Solar Battery
A battery with infinite power. Has the Israeli company Sol Chip found the way to do it? The Haifa-based company has developed the worlds first solar battery that is able to recharge itself to power wireless sensors and mobile electronics devices. Operable in sunlight and low-light environments, the batteries are a result of the cross pollination of solar cell and microchip technologies.
The company offers the missing technology that will improve batteries life or in many cases eliminate the need in a battery as a power source in low power applications, says CEO and founder of Sol Chip, Dr. Shani Keysar.
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In the UK, would it be spelled the “Soul Chip?”
Solar to operate low-draw devices like phones and pads is one thing. To operate a vehicle, for instance, is quite another.
If I read the article correctly, the company has put logic onto a collection of solar cells. Doesn’t it make more sense to separate the two functions into independent devices? I don’t understand what’s novel about what they’ve done or why it might have advantages over the conventional approach of putting solar cells onto a system with batteries, logic, sensors, and actuators.
Maybe I’m misunderstanding - but I have had cheep watches and solar powered calculators that can do this for a couple of decades. Maybe 3 decades, even.
Batteries recharged by solar cells are old tech, no big deal.
The breakthrough here is making an integrated circuit “chip” with a built-in battery and solar cell, not discreet separate components wired together.
Nothing is said about the battery chemistry. Most battery tech suffers wearing out after some number of charge cycles or years. This construction practically prevents ever replacing the battery.
The wisdom of Sol-omon
Title and first line of article? Infinite hype!
What does the author mean by, “The Everlasting Solar Battery?”
What does he mean by, “A battery with infinite power.”
I can’t even see where there is a battery at all. The light goes out, the chip shuts down, unless there is a capacitor that keeps it going, but that’s old stuff.
It also sounds as if the author does not know the difference between “power” and “energy.”
That was my question, too.
Apparently, it's this:
Sol Chip claims that there has been no known company in the semiconductor industry that has successfully integrated solar cells within the standard chip manufacturing process in a cost effective way.
Heretofore, SOLAR CELLS and LOGIC CHIPS have been two distinct beasts. They've figured out how to make ONE chip that is both.
“Doesnt it make more sense to separate the two functions into independent devices?”
does not require as much juice sending energy or info between functions (energy creation or logic) when both are embeded and integrated on the same chip and I would imagine the biggest gains would be in “gangs” of such chips on the same “integrated circuit board”, in essence placing multiple chip/devices, and both logic and energy, in the same phsical device/board.
Way back in 1978, I bought a “Forever” battery for my vehicle (from JCPenneys). My father laughed, saying there was no such battery.
He was right but then he was also wrong. The battery did go dead eventually, but JCPenney had made a promise to replace it - for free! - if it ever went dead or failed.
I had that vehicle up until the 1990s and every couple years a new battery for free.
OK, so it isn’t solar but it lasted “forever”.
Everlasting battery is a pipe dream like perpetual motion....a
something for nothing con game. Combining the solar collector
with a IC chip is an improvement in engineering and application
but not truly anything new. They will have a useful life, they will
have limits on how much power they can provide and they will
NOT be suitable for many applications. They are just another
niche product for a specialized market.
I bought the same type of battery from a Kragens store. Dead two years later, and they no longer sold them -plus they stated that there never should have been one sold for the ‘older’ car that I had. The manager was polite enough about it, and gave Me their longest lasting, most expensive battery as a replacement for free. Too much trouble to argue, so just took the replacement one.
Voc: 0.75V, 1.5V,
ISC(1) at full daylight: ---10 mAmp
Pmax at full daylight: ----4 mWatt
Pmax at office light(2): --up to 50 μWatt
(1) For the case of Voc=0.75v.
(2) Depends on light conditions
A short Demonstration of the chip
“A battery with infinite power.”
Obviously nothing has infinite power. They meant that it never needs to be recharged manually, because it picks up enough power from ambient light.
Even so, it won’t last forever, so it’s far from infinite.
All of the claims MUST be true.
“A battery with infinite power.”
That is all you have to read. This is obviously a hoax. No battery has infinite power.
If it had “infinite power,” it would last forever on one infinite charge.
So, does it take less energy to produce than they will ever produce?