Compact solar panel “Solar Paper” can charge the iPhone 6 in 2.5 hours
Despite the fact that there are a large variety of compact solar panels to charge mobile devices available on the market, the vast majority are very small and do not allow you to get the desired performance or too large, which makes them inconvenient to carry.
Startup company YOLK is offering the best solution from portable solar chargers niche that can generate up to 10 Watts of power. Solar Paper – it’s the name of the solar panel, is lighter than iPhone 6 Plus, but slightly bigger in width and length.
Technical characteristics of Solar Paper
Solar Paper includes very thin solar panels that can be easily placed between the pages of a notebook or book. That’s why it was called “the thinnest and lightest solar charger in the world”. So, the dimensions of Solar Paper are 9 x 19 x 1.1 cm and it weighs 120 grams. Panel thickness is only 1.5mm.
Unlike the majority of available on the market solar chargers, Solar Paper uses modular panels connected to each other by built-in magnets. Totally you can connect up to four panels, 2.5Watt each. All four will provide your smartphone with up to 10 Watts of power via the USB connection.
According to the developers, during the nice sunny weather day Solar Paper charges the iPhone 6 in 2.5 hours, which is equivalent to AC charger 5V-2A.
Solar Paper has a lot of features that can help you to get the maximum from the product. The device is programmed to automatically resume charging when it detects a sufficient amount of sunlight. It is very useful in cloudy weather.
Built-in LCD display shows the current supplied to the connected device. This makes it possible to understand how the weather conditions, orientation and angle of solar panels affects the speed of charging. Knowing this, you can easily choose the best location for the Solar Paper.
Additionally, Solar Panel is waterproof and it has mounting holes. The developers gave a lot of attention into details and that’s why so many people have expressed their desire to support the campaign of Solar Paper launched on Kickstarter. During the first two days, the project gathered claimed 50 thousand dollars and now you can pre-order your Solar Paper from the official website www.yolkstation.com. If you buy the Solar Paper before 2016 you can purchase the 5 Watts version of Solar Paper costs $50 and 10 Watts (4 solar panels) – $300.