PowerCloth 1G : The lightest and the most versatile solar panel

PowerCloth 1G is a light-weight, flexible, foldable and washable solar fabric that can be attached to almost anything to turn that into a 5 Volt charging port.
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Surabhi Pandey
Technology
Sandy, Utah
United States
2 Team Members

Hi! Welcome to our page.

"PowerCloth 1G" is a light-weight, flexible, foldable and washable solar fabric that can be attached to almost anything to turn that into a 5 Volt charging port.

                                                            

Motiviation:We receive a tremendous amount of energy every day from sun. If our outfits can somehow convert even a tiny part of that into useful electricity, it will fulfill the electricity needs of all of our electronic gadgets while we are outdoors.

Problem: Traditional solar cells cannot be used for the above task because these cells are brittle and very fragile. As a result, these need to be protected inside metallic frames which make them very heavy. For the application of solar cells in outfits, these cells need to be light weight, flexible and foldable.

         

How is PowerCloth 1G different from other/similar products?

  • PowerCloth 1G is light-weight, weighs less than 3 ounces and is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Flexible, foldable, sturdy and amazingly unique in its self.
  • PowerCloth 1G provides an output current of about 700 mA charging your smart electronic devices in just 2-3 hrs.
  • PowerCloth 1G is capable of charging a 1800 mAh lithium ion powerpack in 3-4 hrs of sunlight. Using this powerpack, you can charge your gadgets at night and can light a 10 LED lamp for more than 12 hrs.
  • Most value added product at a much cheaper price, generating efficient energy for our day to day use.

Another fascinating and unique feature that distinguishes PowerCloth 1G from other contemporary products is that it is washable: just separate the fabric from the photovoltaic element, wash it and then slide the photovoltaic element back into the fabric.

PowerCloth 1G is efficient; it can work even in weak and diffused lighting situations.

 

      PowerCloth 1G weighs ~75 grams.                                 
        PowerCloth 1G weighs approximately 2.6 ounces (75 grams).

 

Why do we need your support?

We need your help to spread the word about the PowerCloth 1G, the first portable, flexible and washable solar panel. You'll be amongst the first to have one before the whole world knows about it.

 

What's next?

We’re now getting prepared to start commercial production of the PowerCloth 1G. With your support, we'll be able to start our first manufacturing run by August, 2012. We hope to start shipping them to you by September, 2012.

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Contribute $105 to pre-order a Complete PowerCloth 1G  Bundle. Retail price of the Bundle after promotional period will be $155. 

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                      Complete PowerCloth 1G  Bundle

 

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"PowerCloth 1G" for your window blinds

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It’s a summer day! It’s hot outside!

You want light but no heat inside!

“PowerCloth 1G” offers a solution!!!

Just attach “PowerCloth 1G” to the blind or curtain on your window, it will give you “cold light”.

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    Thanks!

    Every dollar counts! All backers will get our sincere thanks and be remembered as one of those who helped bring PowerCloth technology to the world.

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  • $10USD
    0.5”x0.5” Si solar cell

    You will get one piece of 0.5”x0.5” silicon solar cell and a thank you letter.

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    ExoticSolar T-Shirt

    You'll get a Indiegogo exclusive ExoticSolar T-shirt. This high-quality T-shirt will let others know that you were one of the first to support wearable solar cell technology! (Free US Shipping; For international shipping add $15 more)

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    Donate to someone in need

    You will be donating a PowerCloth 1G for someone in a developing nation. Your donation will make a big difference in this person's life, freeing him/her from the daily struggle to find power. Your name will also be included on a sponsor page located on our website www.exoticsolar.com.

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    PowerCloth 1G

    For this pledge you’ll receive one PowerCloth 1G, charging cable and 6 different connectors for your electronic gadgets. Your name will also be included on a sponsor page located on our website www.exoticsolar.com. (Free US Shipping; For international shipping add $15 more)

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    PowerCloth 1G + Battery

    For this pledge you’ll receive our one PowerCloth 1G, charging cable and 6 different connectors for your electronic gadgets and one 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery pack for storing electricity for night. Your name will also be included on a sponsor page located on our website www.exoticsolar.com. (Free US Shipping; For international shipping add $15 more)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2012
  • $105USD
    Complete PowerCloth 1G Bundle

    For this pledge you’ll receive a complete PowerCloth 1G Bundle. This kit comes with our one PowerCloth 1G, charging cables for your electronic gadgets, one 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery pack for storing electricity for night, one T-shirt on which you can attach solar fabric and one 10 led light pack. Your name will also be included on a sponsor page located on our website www.exoticsolar.com. (Free US Shipping; For international shipping add $15 more)

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    2 PowerCloth 1G Bundles

    This pledge delivers to you our two PowerCloth 1G Bundles. Your name will also be included on a sponsor page located on our website www.exoticsolar.com. ((Free US Shipping; For international shipping add $15 more)

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    5 PowerCloth 1G Bundles

    This pledge delivers to you our five PowerCloth 1G Bundles and a silver plaque recognizing your pioneering support to our project. Your name will also be included on a sponsor page located on our website www.exoticsolar.com. (Free US Shipping; For international shipping add $15 more)

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    10 PowerCloth 1G Bundles

    This pledge delivers to you our ten PowerCloth 1G Bundles and a golden plaque recognizing your pioneering support to our project. Your name will also be included on a sponsor page located on our website www.exoticsolar.com. (Free US Shipping; For international shipping add $15 more)

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