Please Note: Our last order from Sparkfun for 2017 will be Friday, 8 December 2016 and this stock will arrive Wednesday, 13 December 2017.
Although backorders can still be placed online after this, we can only import the stock again Tuesday, 2 January 2018.
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Solar


Miniature Solar Cell - BPW34
The BPW34 is a tiny, general purpose PiN photodiode. This photodiode has a ton of uses, one of which is to use it is a mini solar cell to power your project. The cell is sensitive to a wide range of light wavelengths (430-1100nm), so it should produce power in a number of different settings. The rated open circuit voltage is 350mV (900nm, 1mW/cm2 light source), and short circuit current is 47?A. These are fun (of course)!****We shined a 940nm infrared LED on one of them and it produced about 0.5VDC open circuit voltage. Stringing four together in series, we were able to turn an LED on with t..
R22.00 (inc VAT)
Solar Panel - 2W
Have a project that needs some good power? Do you like free power provided by our friend, Mr. Sun? Check out this high quality, high output, fully enclosed solar panel with a nice solid aluminum/plastic frame. The panel is capable of 2 watts in the open sun with a peak power output around 6V at 378mA. The termination is equipped with a 3.5mm x 1.1mm barrel plug and 5.5mm x 2.1mm adapter on a 22cm (8in) cable making the panel able to mate directly with many of our development boards. Each panel also features monocrystalline high efficiency cells at 19% with a waterproof urethane coating with h..
R711.50 (inc VAT)
Solar Panel - 6W
Have a project that needs some good power? Do you like free power provided by our friend, Mr. Sun? Check out this high quality, high output, fully enclosed solar panel with a nice solid aluminum/plastic frame. The panel is capable of 6 watts in the open sun with a peak power output around 6V at 1025mA. The termination is equipped with a 3.5mm x 1.1mm barrel plug and 5.5mm x 2.1mm adapter on a 22cm (8in) cable making the panel able to mate directly with many of our development boards. Each panel also features monocrystalline high efficiency cells at 19% with a waterproof urethane coating with ..
R1,453.00 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Sunny Buddy - MPPT Solar Charger
This is the Sunny Buddy, a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) solar charger for single-cell LiPo batteries. This MPPT solar charger provide you with the ability to get the most possible power out of your solar panel or other photovoltaic device and into a rechargable LiPo battery. Set-up is easy as well, just plug your solar panel into one side of the Sunny Buddy and your battery into the other and you are good to start charging! The output of the Sunny Buddy is intended to charge a single polymer lithium ion cell. The load should be connected in parallel with the battery. By default, the S..
R444.50 (inc VAT)
Miniature Solar Cell - CPC1822
The CPC1822 is a monolithic photovoltaic string of solar cells. When operating in sunlight or a bright artificial light environment the optical energy will activate the cell array and generate a voltage at the output. The solar cells are capable of generating a floating source voltage and current sufficient to drive and power CMOS ICs, logic gates and/or provide “trickle charge” for power applications. Features: 4V output Works best with natural sunlight Provides true wireless power No EMI/RFI generation Solid state reliability Small 8-pin surface mount SOIC Documents: Datasheet App No..
R37.00 (inc VAT)
Solar Cell Huge - 5.2W
High quality, high output, full enclosed solar cell with barrel plug termination. This is a custom cell produced for SparkFun - not a small toy surplus item! This unit is rated for 8V open voltage and 650mA short circuit. We actually took a random unit outside and measured 9.55V open voltage and 550mA short circuit. Termination is a 5.5mm x 2.1mm barrel plug, center positive on a 2m cable. Mates directly with many of our development boards. Monocrystalline high efficiency cells at 15-15.2%. Unit has a clear epoxy coating with hard-board backing. Robust sealing for out door applications! Ch..
R1,112.00 (inc VAT)
Solar Cell Large - 2.5W
Packaged solar cell with barrel plug termination. This is a custom cell produced for SFE - not a small toy surplus item! This unit is rated for 8V open voltage and 310mA short circuit. We actually took a random unit outside and measured 9.15V open voltage and 280mA short circuit. Under ideal sun conditions (high-noon, clear sky) 310mA is very possible but will vary from cell to cell. We can even get 110mA from inside our office windows! Termination is a 5.5mm x 2.1mm barrel plug, center positive on a 2m cable. Monocrystalline high efficiency cells at 15-15.2%. Mates directly with many of our..
R593.00 (inc VAT)
Solar Cell Small - 0.45W
Packaged solar cell with barrel plug termination. This is a custom cell produced for SFE - not a small toy surplus item! This unit is rated for 4.5V open voltage and 100mA short circuit. We actually took a random unit outside and measured 4.95V open voltage and 94mA short circuit. Termination is a 5.5mm x 2.1mm barrel plug, center positive on a 2m cable. Mates directly with many of our development boards. Monocrystalline high efficiency cells at 15-15.2%. Unit has a clear epoxy coating with hard-board backing. Robust sealing for out door applications! Check out this iPhone Charger! Dimens..
R207.50 (inc VAT)
Sunny Buddy - MPPT Solar Charger
This is the Sunny Buddy, a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) solar charger for single-cell LiPo batteries. This MPPT solar charger provide you with the ability to get the most possible power out of your solar panel or other photovoltaic device and into a rechargable LiPo battery. Set-up is easy as well, just plug your solar panel into one side of the Sunny Buddy and your battery into the other and you are good to start charging! The output of the Sunny Buddy is intended to charge a single polymer lithium ion cell. The load should be connected in parallel with the battery. By default, the S..
R444.50 (inc VAT)
Solar Panel - 3.5W
Have a project that needs some good power? Do you like free power provided by our friend, Mr. Sun? Check out this high quality, high output, fully enclosed solar panel with a nice solid aluminum/plastic frame. The panel is capable of 3.5 watts in the open sun with a peak power output around 6V at 615mA. The termination is equipped with a 3.5mm x 1.1mm barrel plug and 5.5mm x 2.1mm adapter on a 22cm (8in) cable making the panel able to mate directly with many of our development boards. Each panel also features monocrystalline high efficiency cells at 19% with a waterproof urethane coating with..
R963.50 (inc VAT)
Solar Panel - 9W
Have a project that needs some good power? Do you like free power provided by our friend, Mr. Sun? Check out this high quality, high output, fully enclosed solar panel with a nice solid aluminum/plastic frame. The panel is capable of 9 watts in the open sun with a peak power output around 6V at 1500mA. The termination is equipped with a 3.5mm x 1.1mm barrel plug and 5.5mm x 2.1mm adapter on a 22cm (8in) cable making the panel able to mate directly with many of our development boards. Each panel also features monocrystalline high efficiency cells at 19% with a waterproof urethane coating with ..
R1,912.50 (inc VAT)

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