Looking Back: 2019

Posted on 12/20/2019 at 12:00 by Seth Hansen

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Each year we look back, reflect and take in all that has happened in the year that was.


This year on The Horizon Blog we covered many different topics including solar technologies, battery chemistries and much more. 


In this post, we feature five of our favorites from 2019.


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You’re creating a new product and thinking through different details. Power isn’t just a part of the puzzle you find yourself having to put together. It is the most important piece. 


When researching renewable solutions to these power problems solar is almost always at the top of the list. 


PowerFilm isn’t confined to pushing a small selection of products or even a single technology. 


We offer a wide range of amorphous silicon and crystalline silicon solutions.


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Through the years we have fielded almost every solar related question you can imagine. 


One that consistently comes up is the possibility of collecting solar energy through glass. 


Let’s explore if this is possible, limitations and which solar technologies perform best with a glass barrier between them and the sun.


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Blog Post 86 How Does Partial Shade Affect Different Types of Solar Panels


Solar panels love the sun. 


They perform best when they’re in it and angled appropriately, but what happens when these ideal conditions aren’t achievable? 


What happens to a solar panel when it’s partially shaded for a substantial portion of a day?


After asking ourselves these questions, we wanted to learn more, so we set up a test.


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You might be wondering why a solar company is writing about low power wireless protocols.


Well, PowerFilm is no ordinary solar company. 


We manufacture thin, flexible solar material able to collect artificial light in indoor environments. 


For the last 30 years, we have provided custom power solutions for low power electronics and now the emerging IoT industry. 


From this experience, we have gained a unique perspective on just what it takes to make devices low power.


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In many ways, Halloween is a celebration of the strange. 


A time where the masses flock to be thrilled, terrified, or even scared senseless. 


While being scared once a year is fun and even welcomed, being afraid to take the next steps on a project because you don’t have the confidence to move forward is an entirely different issue.


To many, solar isn’t just confusing; it’s downright scary. 


There are so many factors to think through, so many variables to consider. It would be enough to make anyone frightful. 


Luckily, that’s where we come in!


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We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog posts this year and we look forward to publishing many more in 2020!


Do you have ideas for posts?


Please leave a comment below and we will take your submissions into consideration as we prepare future topics. 


From the PowerFilm team to you, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to connecting with you in the new year!