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Ascent Solar Blanket (pictures)

Currently in development for military use, this all in one system is positioned to become the best solar portable charging option available.

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Ascent Solar Blanket EnerPlex

Ascent Solar is developing this portable solar blanket and battery system for military use but anticipates bringing this product to the general market as well.

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Ascent Solar Blanket EnerPlex

Inbo Lee and CTO Joe Armstrong of EnerPlex / Ascent Solar show me how simple this 18.5V array is to unfold and use.

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Ascent Solar Blanket EnerPlex

When the panel array is folded up with it's battery it's about 8"x16"x3"  and weighs just 8.2 pounds.

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Ascent Solar Blanket EnerPlex

It takes 2 hrs to charge this 86.5Whr Lithium Ion battery, which features 2 USB ports for connecting your devices, which will charge just as fast as they would in your home.

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Ascent Solar Blanket EnerPlex

Of course if you can't wait until this military grade product is released to market, their current consumer models are available through EnerPlex!

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Ascent Solar Blanket EnerPlex

The Commander Series of ruggedized portable fold out solar chargers can be paired with energy storage at various capacity and size.

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Ascent Solar Blanket EnerPlex

The Generatr Series would come in handy during power outages, camping trips, Burning Man, and more.

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