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1. (WO2017021890) PORTABLE SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM CONTROL

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/021890    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/054656
Publication Date: Fri Feb 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H02S 40/30
G08C 17/02
H01L 31/05
H02S 50/00
Applicants: GOAL ZERO LLC
Inventors: ROBISON, Sterling
FORD, Walker
VASEFI, Keyvan
KRANTZ, Norman L.
HOWELL, Henry J.
Title: PORTABLE SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM CONTROL
Abstract:
A solar panel assembly includes a solar panel and an output module. The solar panel includes a plurality of solar cells configured to absorb light energy from a light source to generate electrical power. The output module has an input interface electrically coupled to the plurality of solar cells and an output interface configured to at least one of power and charge a load device. The output module is configured to provide an output power having an output current and an output voltage at the output interface. The output module includes a processing circuit configured to control the output voltage based on a maximum available power associated with the plurality of solar cells.