US Marines use backpack-mounted solar panels developed by the Office of Naval Research to fuel battery-powered gear in the battlefield.
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Flexible solar panels
Flexible high-efficiency solar sheets like this one from MicroLink Devices, which collaborated on the design with the Navy Research Lab, contain 30 solar cells (each 20 cm2 in area) capable of generating 17.5 watts of power.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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