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Tent-Like Solar Fabric Could Charge Cars, Help with Disaster Relief

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Imagine being able to pitch solar tents in situations where you need both some protective cover and similar viagra access to clean energy -- perhaps as a car port for a  plug-in EV or a disaster relief shelter.  A new tensile solar fabric from FTL Solar could be used in variety of ways and, as a bonus, it isn't an eyesore either.

A great example of canadian health care pharmacy order viagra highly functional design, the PowerMods as they're called bring together super-strong fabric and thin-film PV.  The possible uses for this solar fabric are almost endless:  battery charging stations, medical units, military bases, temporary housing, energy pods for remote villages, solar arrays in city parks, etc.

FTL has four different models of the PowerMod, including smaller-scale lean-tos and large car-park arrays.  You can check out the specs for each model here.  Each of the models' outputs are calculated on roguelephant.com five hours of sunlight ranging from 1,068 Wh a day for the smallest model to www.smartersecurity.com to 2,040 kWh a day for the largest.

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written by sarah, May 04, 2010
very cool.
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written by Fluxfox, May 12, 2010
That is pretty cool. I would love to have something like it in my trunk if I had an EV.
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Solar tents for consumer should follow
written by Brooke, May 12, 2010
This is a great idea and it's only a matter of time before there are consumer tents that allow us to plug in our laptops and cellphones into our tent to charge them.
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written by wally144, May 13, 2010
Fantastic development! Would be ideal in disaster situations - i.e. earthquakes, floods, in fact, anywhere power was lost. You could fly in a whole 'village' with its own self-contained electricity supply wherever it was needed. This is certainly an idea that governments could support.
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written by Magic Mesh, September 01, 2012
Now there ARE tents you plug your laptops etc into smilies/smiley.gif
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amazing tents
written by gertrude pelletier, March 13, 2013
This tent-like solar fabric is absolutely awesome! This is really amazing!

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