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Recent updates

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24 April, 2024

Development Update

Our team has been tirelessly working to improve the performance of the device. In doing so, we have made substantial changes to the initial design.
The body of the device was originally made of polypropylene, which we now have changed to a much more durable and transparent polycarbonate.
The solar cells have been swapped for M12 instead of M10 cells. 
 
Benefits of the design change:
Aesthetically pleasing to see the components inside the device.
Stronger body just like the dome, the body is made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is used in car headlights, so the lens is very durable. Research has shown the terminal velocity of hailstones is 50Km/Hr. Cars drive faster than this and the particle impacts are higher than 50Km/H, so TIPA is designed with large impact in mind.
The change in solar cell configuration has helped us achieve 61Wp instead of 45Wp.
 
The good news:
We have the optimized version of the TIPA shipped to all our backers and early adopters at no added cost, as your support means the world to us. 

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05 April, 2024

TIPAPP - Glimpse of what we have in store for you.

We're thrilled to introduce a dedicated app for TIPA users, enabling real-time solar generation monitoring. Initially, this app will be complimentary for our supporters for six months, followed by a modest fee of £2/month. This innovative tool offers guidance on panel placement, maintenance alerts, and tips to enhance energy production. Our tech team is finalising the app, soon to be available on Apple and Google Play stores. We'll keep you posted once it's launched.

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01 April, 2024

Exciting Collaboration: TIPA Tech has been accepted in Innovate UK Scaleup Programme.

We're thrilled to announce that Innovate UK has signed us up on the Scaleup Programme that helps the highest potential businesses realise their ambitions. This exciting programme propels us towards our ambitious goals, supported by a platform dedicated to fostering the growth of businesses with exceptional potential.
 
To learn more https://www.tipa-tech.io/press-release

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19 March, 2024

Enhanced Air Diffuser System for TIPA Rack

Dear Backers,

 

We wanted to keep you informed about the latest developments from our TIPA team.

Our team has engineered the rack for 20 TIPA's for industrial use to withstand strong winds and dust. The design we have incorporated will have diffusers on the 20 TIPA rack, which will function by diverting the air, increasing its resilience to endure challenging conditions. 

 

This guarantees minimal maintenance and prolonged product lifespan, ensuring a satisfactory return on investment. Rest assured, our team is committed to providing superior solutions that not only meet but surpass your expectations. We eagerly anticipate further collaboration and sincerely value your unwavering support.

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05 March, 2024

Know Your TIPA – Part 1

Dear Backers,


TIPA can operate from -80oC to +200oC. As the device is hermetically sealed, it is a defacto greenhouse. It does absorb solar radiation and cools accordingly. The TIPA unit contains nitrogen gas at 0.85atms. Nitrogen gas is inert and also inhibit microbial growth inside the TIPA. At 0.85atm, if the outside temperature drops to -80oC for example, the inside pressure will be around 0.5atm. At 200oC, the inside pressure would be 1.6atm. So, it can operate well in a range.


The lens is very durable, and research has shown the terminal velocity of hailstones is 50Km/Hr. Cars drive faster than this and the particle impacts are higher than 50Km/H, so TIPA is designed with large impact in mind.

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16 February, 2024

Latest Update!!!

Good news! Our engineers have crafted a Jig to make live hinges for the polypropylene sheets we got in our latest update. We've finished perfecting these hinges so we can make a lot of them at once. We'll let you know once we pick a manufacturer to being with the bulk manufacturing.

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8 February, 2024

🎉Material's are Here, Cheers! 🌱

We're thrilled to announce the arrival of a fresh batch of Polypropylene sheets!

 

Currently, we're in the process of testing various details and joints of the TIPA using our CNC machine. We have created the joints of the Tipa body in the form of a live hinge to maintain the strength of the structure. This meticulous testing is crucial for enhancing the agility and design of our patented product. 📦 In addition, we've recently submitted a few more patents to further support our journey forward.

 

Stay tuned for updates as we continue to innovate and revolutionize sustainable solutions! 

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1 February, 2024

TIPA Charge Controller Update

We've got some exciting news from our engineering team about the charge controller for the TIPA base unit:


The improved charge controller is equipped with USB C port that supports PD (Power Delivery) and USB A ports that support QC (Quick Charge) 2.0 and 3.1.


Our dedicated folks have been putting in the hours to make sure everything's just right, so you can count on smooth sailing with your TIPA setup. We're testing, tweaking, and fine-tuning to ensure this controller is ready to give you the best experience possible. Keep an eye out for more updates as we keep pushing forward to make sure your TIPA devices are powered up and ready to go whenever you need them.

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24 January, 2024

Yet another milestone achieved !!

Hertfordshire County Council is currently out to procurement for a Single Supplier Framework for the Provision of Demountable Buildings. TIPA working with local architects to design and build demountable structures for Hertfordshire council. Have a look at some of our images to see how we bring power to light weight structures.
 
Link to our architectural partners: https://yellowstud.io

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12 January, 2024

Weekly Update

Today, we bring you an important update regarding the TIPA prototype that we have been diligently working on.

Regrettably, we must inform you that there will been a slight delay in the development of the TIPA prototype testing. Our team will be further optimising the design of the mirror within TIPA,- our engineers will soon keep us updated with a tentative date.

We understand the anticipation surrounding TIPA, and we share your eagerness to introduce this innovative solution to our community. 

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06 January, 2024

Unveiling the Initial Packaging Mock-up!

We have an update from for our packaging partners, the initial mock-up of the Tipa packaging is here!!!

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03 January, 2024

Progress Update!!

Happy New year for 2024 from us all here at Tipa. We do hope you all have a fantastic year ahead. We are excited about what will undoubtedly be a ground-breaking year for the Tipa team and, as such, have an update with regards to the Tipa prototype.

Over the next few weeks, the engineers will be working on demonstrating the improved performance of the Tipa with rigorous testing. This will include orientation tests, stability testing and other key metrics. We want to ensure that the Tipa unit exceeds all expectations and we believe it will. We will ensure that we share the updates as we go along, including some exclusive footage of the unit in action, so stay tuned for that.

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15 December, 2023

Visit to the manufacturing unit. 

We conducted meetings with our potential manufacturers, and we're excited to share a glimpse of their manufacturing unit, which has undertaken significant testing with solar panels. With our prototype expected to be ready by the end of December, our manufacturers are well-prepared for extensive testing and subsequent mass production.

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11 December, 2023

Manufacturing Marvels

Our custom CNC machine is set for action, crafting TIPA’s prototype and supporting our R&D towards a bright future. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming testing phase!

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11 December, 2023

Crafting Innovations

Breaking traditional boardroom boundaries, TIPA extends its 'meeting mission' with our manufacturing pals for another round of brainy pow-wows. We're on track to unwrap a promising prototype that's as cool as the North Pole. Brace yourselves for the end of December 23.

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6 December, 2023

Creative Recharge

The TIPA team is currently hard at work at the drawing board, meticulously refining the mounting rack design.

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6 December, 2023

Strategic Planning for TIPA's Innovation

We are actively engaged at the drawing board, strategically planning the optimal placement of TIPA's innovative solutions.

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6 December, 2023

Tech Enthusiasts Unleash Innovation at TIPA's

Looks like TIPA has something brewing! An international flight just touched down in India, it's a team of tech enthusiasts ready to take the manufacturing of TIPA’s by storm.

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