There are exciting new developments in the world of solar panels. In addition to becoming more efficient, new formats are cheaper and lighter. Small cells can be attached to plastic sheets and effectively create a solar panel that can bend over a curved surface and thus stick to many things that otherwise could not be used to collect solar energy.
Imagine deriving power from the roof of a car without an expensive upgrade. Imagine applying small patches to a backpack and then charging batteries during a hike. Imagine rolling a solar panel like a plastic tube and then packing it anywhere to set up camp. Solar panel sheets are the future of portable and lightweight charging. They do not have to be the most efficient. They merely have to be portable and highly convenient. The applications of wafer thin solar panels is endless.