Solar Paper – a new level of handheld solar chargers

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Existing solar chargers for mobile gadgets are low-power or have large dimensions, which prevents them from being used effectively. However, a working prototype of a solar power source with a power of 10 W was recently created. This is sufficient for an output current of 2 A at a standard voltage of 5 V, which means that such a source can charge gadgets as fast as ever.

The developed panels for the innovative charger have a thickness of only 1.5 mm, which is the reason to call them solar paper (Solar Paper). In terms of its size, the charging module is slightly larger than the iPhone 6 Plus, but it is easier than it. The overall dimensions of the charger are 9 x 19 x 1.1 cm, weight 120 g.

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It is of fundamental importance that the solar paper is not afraid of getting moisture on it. Modular design allows you to combine up to 4 panels in sequence to obtain the required power. Built-in magnets provide a reliable connection. The developers have equipped their gadget with a LCD screen that reflects the output power, which allows to determine the optimal position of the panels.

The manufacturer plans to put solar paper on the market in September 2015. Orders are accepted in the range of $ 65 for modules with a capacity of 5 W, up to $ 450 for a set of 4 modules of 10 W.