Epishine Releases Solar Cell for Powering Small Electronics

By Tiera Oliver

Assistant Editor

Embedded Computing Design

February 02, 2021

News

Epishine Releases Solar Cell for Powering Small Electronics

Epishine released their "light cell", a thin and flexible organic solar cell that can be integrated in sensors, consumer electronics and other low power devices to reduce or eliminate the need of batteries.

Per the company, thesolar cell is designed to change how we power small electronics. 

Epishine’s light cells are non-toxic, based on organic electronics and encapsulated in recyclable plastics. The scalability is due to the fact that the entire manufacturing process is based on different printing techniques, roll-to-roll. The thin and flexible cells can be integrated into typical plastic-based electronics housings. 

“We can now offer a product that completely redefines the possibilities for anyone developing low-power wireless devices for instance for the growing IoT and PropTech markets. You can now develop products that don’t dependent on expensive battery replacements”, says the sales director Jonas Palmér, Epishine. 

The global digital transformation requires more and more dataflow between the physical and digital worlds. This will lead to a countless number of small sensors and displays, that today are powered by batteries. According to the company, this is not sustainable, neither from an environmental perspective nor from a maintenance perspective. 

Epishine’s light cell is optimized for ambient light indoors. According to the company, all electronic devices that today are powered by small batteries that last for a year or more can potentially be powered by harvesting ordinary indoor light with this innovation. 

The new Swedish light cell that Epishine is starting to sell today is manufactured in an industrial process with capacity for the world market.

For more information, visit: https://www.epishine.com/product-release

 

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Tiera Oliver, Assistant Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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