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Jul 26th, 2013
Volvo's solar charging tent based on thin-film PV cells unveiled
Volvo has revealed a radical accessory for EVs and plug-ins with its “Pure Tension” portable solar charging “pavilion”.
Fashioned from carbon fibre rods and tensioned high-density polyethylene mesh (aka HDPE –the hardy outdoor plastic material used in gutter-guard) embedded with thin-film photovoltaic cells, the collapsible device fits in the boot when it’s not in use.
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