Okay, you have to admit that the solar shingles we showed you were pretty cool. You have not seen anything yet! Check out the Trademarked PowerFLEX™ solar panels for jackets. These solar panels are built exclusively for the SeV (ScotteVest) line of jackets.
These solar panels are lightweight, flexible, and incredibly powerful.
The solar pack is kind of an unusual size, but it only measures 16" x 14” at its largest area. The whole panel weighs less than 3 oz.! The solar panels consist of unique flexible thin-film photovoltaic material made from copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) sun-absorbing material placed onto a thin substrate. The solar panels connect to a battery that is about the size of a deck of cards. It weighs approximately 5 oz. and is hidden away inside the SeV jacket. Incredibly, this tiny battery, once fully charged can charge a cell phone in 2 - 3 hours, a PDA in 3 - 5 hours, or many other gadgets. The solar panels can even be used independently of the jacket to draw solar energy.
According to the manufacturer, "the battery powers your device almost immediately after the solar panels are exposed to sunlight. Once the battery is fully charged, the panels can be removed and your portable electronic device can tap into the stored power.
Typical charge times in direct sunlight range from 2-3 hours, but direct sunlight is not required. The battery pack can charge any device compatible with Universal Serial Bus (USB) chargers, including cell phones, PDAs, Game Boys, MP3 players, and other mobile devices."
This has got to be the coolest jacket available! Solar powered jacket...hmmm! What will they think of next? Nuclear underwear?
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