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The system uses copper indium gallium selenide solar cells (CIGS) that are bonded with a tensile fabric. The strength of the combined material can cope with being rolled in and out and it can be in full operation a few minutes after it is deployed. “It is like a microgrid in a box. It has all of the components integrated into it that you need to run a 24 hour microgrid”, said founder John Hingley. He hopes it will be used to generate instant energy in disaster areas where power systems have been knocked out, by armies on the move, and in mining stations located in areas without any power. Or even at festivals and in filming, where quiet energy generation is needed.
Check out the video below to see it in action.