The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Command, Power and Integration Directorate Power Division is developing solar arrays to improve the Soldier’s agility on the battlefield while meeting the demand of an increased power burden.
The 120 Watt flexible solar panel provides the capability to the individual Soldier or Unit of recharging batteries in a remote tactical environment. The ruggedized solar panel (able to sustain bullet holes and still function) is weather resistant, low-light capable and requires no sun soaking. It reduces the Soldier load by limiting the need for multiple batteries, therefore easing the logistical resupply. The solar panel fits neatly in the rucksack and deploys in seconds.
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