In this blog post, I thought of doing a review on a personal portable solar power generator, the PowerFilm R15 rollable solar panel.
In my previous blog post, I did a review on foldable solar panel from Brunton which are very convenient if you need to generate power on the move. In the R15 case, instead of folding the Photovoltaic (PV) panel, you roll it up. Yup, roll it up just like a piece of paper. Cool!
On a clear sunny day, the PowerFilm R15 is capable of generating up to 15 volts of electric current at 600 mA or approximately 10 watt. The power output is a little small, but if you use it during camping trips, it can trickle charge some of your electronic gadgets such as digital camera, PDA, cell phone, Ipod, PSP etc.
When the R15 is stretched out, it measures 11.5 x 38 inches or roughly the size of a bath towel. When it is rolled up, it measures only 4 x 4 x 11.5 inches. The entire unit weighs only 1 pound. You can roll it up and put in into your backpack.
Out of the box, the R15 comes with a 15 feet wire with o-ring battery connectors and a RA-2 cigarette lighter adapter.
If you like the outdoors and need a way to generate electricity to charge your mobile devices, check out the PowerFilm R15. It is selling at Amazon.com for $229.99. To buy the R15 from Amazon,com, click here.
DIY Solar Power System
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It comes with a comprehensive e-book showing you how to build a solar panel with minimal cost and step by step High Definition (HD) instructional videos. For more information, read the reviews of Earth4Energy on this blog.