Flexible fabric extends solar power to temporary structures

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As solar power becomes ever-more efficient, we have seen new ways to bring solar energy systems into building, such as construction blocks that can generate electricity and a service that can allow renters to take advantage of solar energy savings. Norwegian tent cloth company Tarpon Solar AS has now partnered with Swedish solar developer Midsummer AB to add even more flexibility to solar by producing tarpaulin and canvas fabrics with solar cells integrated into the material itself. The flexible fabrics can then be used to deliver solar power to sun shades, tents and other temporary structures. To develop the fabrics,…

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