New Folding Solar Panels for Backpackers — At Last, Something That Works

If you went out to pee at night and got confused, just press a button on your remote and the tent canopy lit up with a rosy orange homing beacon. Sounded great, but it was just a concept and never showed on store shelves. In fact, solar fabric panels then in development either never materialized or evolved into something much less than we hoped.

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