Roll Out Solar System For Quick Power On The Fly! (video p.2)


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A company patented technology that can roll solar panels out like a carpet — and it's amazing.

Called Roll-Array, the technology can be towed by any 4X4 car, like a Range Rover or Land Rover. It was developed by Renovagen, a company formed in 2012 specifically to develop the rollable solar array. 

The system, first spotted by Treehugger, is fairly simple to use. First, hook the Roll-Array to the back of the car and drop it off where you want to place the solar panels. Then use a spool to connect the Roll-Array to the back of a car. 

Drive the car forward and allow the spool to pull the Roll-Array out like a carpet. And voila, your solar panels are dropped in a matter of two minutes, Renovagen writes on its website.

Solar power is easier to install than ever before thanks to the latest innovation: the Roll-Array. John Hingley and his team at the renewable energy company Renovagen designed a high power PV array that rolls out like a carpet. This flexible and easy-to-transport instant microgrid has the capacity to bring alternative energy to places we never thought possible.

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