Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Sol Chip Creates The Everlasting Solar Battery
nocamels ^ | july 22 | Johnathan Leow

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 world’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nocamels.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Israel
KEYWORDS: battery; israel; power; solar; solarbattery; solchip
The ROI for solar is still to long, but as technologies improve, that time gets shorter. Solar is still a long way off, but I love seeing the new innovations.
1 posted on 07/28/2013 12:03:18 PM PDT by DYngbld
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

In the UK, would it be spelled the “Soul Chip?”


2 posted on 07/28/2013 12:06:46 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

Solar to operate low-draw devices like phones and pads is one thing. To operate a vehicle, for instance, is quite another.


3 posted on 07/28/2013 12:07:42 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

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.


4 posted on 07/28/2013 12:09:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

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.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 12:09:05 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

Lousy article.

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.


6 posted on 07/28/2013 12:09:25 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

The wisdom of Sol-omon


7 posted on 07/28/2013 12:11:13 PM PDT by mikrofon (Haifa-ssed concept?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sherman Logan

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.”


8 posted on 07/28/2013 12:24:32 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ProtectOurFreedom
I don’t understand what’s novel about what they’ve done

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.

9 posted on 07/28/2013 12:29:02 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ProtectOurFreedom

“Doesn’t 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.


10 posted on 07/28/2013 12:31:38 PM PDT by Wuli (uir)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

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”.


11 posted on 07/28/2013 12:34:57 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

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.


12 posted on 07/28/2013 12:51:13 PM PDT by nvscanman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SatinDoll

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.


13 posted on 07/28/2013 1:04:11 PM PDT by Utilizer (what does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld
Data Sheet

http://www.sol-chip.com/product.asp


14 posted on 07/28/2013 1:06:28 PM PDT by HangnJudge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld
Product Specification

Voc: 0.75V, 1.5V,
2.25V, 3V,
4.5V, 9V

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

15 posted on 07/28/2013 1:10:58 PM PDT by HangnJudge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld; All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hZuYr_CPF4

A short Demonstration of the chip


16 posted on 07/28/2013 1:15:33 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

“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.


17 posted on 07/28/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT by I want the USA back (We live in a fascist dictatorship, thanks to half the public having its head up its a$$.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld
I went to the website and there's a picture there of a perfectly blue sky above a perfectly green sky.

All of the claims MUST be true.

18 posted on 07/28/2013 1:55:26 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

“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.


19 posted on 07/28/2013 2:03:59 PM PDT by docbnj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Izzy Dunne; ProtectOurFreedom

So, does it take less energy to produce than they will ever produce?


20 posted on 07/28/2013 2:43:39 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

RFID without a battery to replace. Continuous monitoring of everything in real time and location. The transmission will help inventory control. Track your luggage with it.


21 posted on 07/28/2013 3:00:22 PM PDT by Scram1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sherman Logan

This guy makes Boostpacks consisting of small capacitors, that replaced his car batteries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPJao1xLe7w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3x_kYq3mHM

Out of the car, he uses them with a convertor to run power tools, recharges in seconds with a small solar panel. Impressive stuff.


22 posted on 07/28/2013 3:54:15 PM PDT by roadcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: DYngbld

I have just one question..... is it “The Everlasting Solar Battery”? I wasn’t sure. I just need to read that a few MORE times.


23 posted on 07/28/2013 4:50:58 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson