Read the field test report by Chris Cordes, feature editor Overland Journal
The Atacama-79 is the most powerful solar panel by Flexopower combining US thin film technology and durability in the African wilderness. Providing 79W of solar power. Daisy chain additional units for more power. This product is in use by solar campers, overlanders, geologists, first responders world wide. Charge deep cycle batteries, DC powered fridges and freezers, LED lights and more. Very durable and powerful. The Atacama-79 has MIL spec properties and is used by Defense Forces including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana.
The solar cells of the Atacama-79 absorb more of the blue light spectrum than any other technology, coupled with the lowest temperature coefficient in the market, the Atacama-79 delivers up to 20% more power during a time period than similar glass/crystalline solar panels(Ruther et al). Therefore, the performance of the Atacama-79 should be compared to 95W glass/crystalline panels.
|Rated Output, STC||79 Watt|
|Max Operating Voltage||19.2 V|
|Operating Current||4.1 A|
|Dimension Folded||11 x 16 x 1.6 in|
|Dimension Deployed||65 x 31 x 0.04 in|
The Atacama-40 solar panel by Flexopower combines US thin film technology and durability in the African wilderness. Suitable to solar charge laptops, satellite phones, cameras, GPS, radios, portable batteries etc....