January 3, 2011
Portable Solar Tent for Disaster Relief powers cell phones
Clean Technica reports on a new solar shelter called PowerMod that can charge cell phone batteries.
Using Ascent Solarís thin-film solar cells integrated with FTL Solarís lightweight fabrics, PowerMod is a bare-bones shelter consisting of a 20◊20 foot flexible panel supported in the middle by a single pole.
The output is only 4.5 kilowatt hours per day, but thatís enough to power essentials like lights, fans, cell phones, and laptops, to run refrigeration or AC equipment, or to power up some batteries.
The entire thing weighs a relatively modest 165 pounds. Rounding out the disaster relief picture is a 15-minute, 2-person assembly system.
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-- Orange unveils solar concept tent at Glastonbury Music Festival - The solar energy is channeled into four main power uses: heating, lighting, communications, and recharging.
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