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Climber using Feather2 10W 250 gram (8.8 oz) panel attached to daypack. The 10W will charge a satellite phone, iPod or iPad in a matter of hours.
Image by Tom Sjogren courtesy Explorersweb.com, SOURCE
Launched in 2006, watt/kg Feather was always by far the lightest panel on the market. New technology keeps the same low weight but Feather2 enjoys half the size. The result is the lightest and smallest foldable panel in the world.
Image by Tom Sjogren courtesy Explorersweb, SOURCE
At 11.7% efficiency the solar cells are twice as effective as the previous panels. The CIGS thin film reaches levels until now only available in heavy, rigid panels for fixed installations.
Image by Tom Sjogren courtesy Explorersweb.com, SOURCE
It takes one to know one. Image of Tom in his North Pole Sunday best (note the yellow handles customized for easier zipper pulling) for size comparison of expedition tech.
Image by Tom Sjogren courtesy Explorersweb.com, SOURCE

World's lightest expedition solar panels now half the size: ExWeb Q&A

Posted: Mar 08, 2011 10:50 pm EST

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(HumanEdgeTech.com) The second generation of HET's Feather solar panel series is here, slashing previous size in half. This means twice the watts on your back, sled or tent - or half to lug around - your choice. It's elementary, my dear Watson. What to do with your outdated panels? No sweat, HET will buy them back!Originally manufactured for the US military and space missions, the tech is brand new and now HumanEdgeTech is bringing it to the world's extreme explorers. Here goes the scoop with Tom Sjogren.Exweb: In a...

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