Folding solar panels are flexible, durable and also highly efficient in terms of producing power for electronic devices. It is emerging as new trend in the field of solar technology. The biggest reason behind this is that Folding Solar Panels are quite usable in most of the electrical power emergencies scenarios, like emergencies, camping, traveling, adventure, exploration, road, fields where power supply line is not at all available to power up discharged electronic devices. As name suggests Folding solar panels are quite compact and can fit into purse, glove box, rucksack, laptop bags or in most of the small area.
The latest Flexible Solar Panels have wide range of features associated with it. There is lot of research going on into the field of materials, used for building solar panels and its packaging. Manufactures are trying to make it more light weight and flexible, and in the current market these Panels weighs from few ounces to pounds depending upon the wattage and material used, but in the most cases these are extremely light. Few of them can also work in very harsh and rugged conditions, even in cloudy and rainy conditions; those can work even after getting drenched in rainy water.
Based on the technology used to build Folding solar panels and its size and wattage, it can energize different variety of electronic devices. These folding solar panels can generate enough power to charge Cell Phones, Hand held Radios, Trickle Charging, GPS devices, iPod, Power rechargeable Flashlights, MP3, Running Bilge Pumps, Fish Finders, Lanterns, CB radios, Satellite phones, Small Color Television, Portable XM satellite Radio and Portable games. There is wide range of Folding Solar Panels and Flexible Solar panels are available in the current market viz. 5watt, 6.5 watt, 12 watt, 25 watt and 30 watt. As few electronics devices take less energy then others, 30 watt Flexible Solar Panels can pretty much charge most of the electronic devices effectively with faster pace. With 30 watt, one can charge devices like laptops, car battery and almost all types of cell phones and PDA devices, though it weighs around 2 pound but it can fold down to about eight by ten inch area.
We have looked at effectiveness of Folding Solar Panels in power emergencies scenarios along with its compactness. As Solar Technology is becoming cheaper and effective, we now can effectively utilize in our life.

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