The iPad Of Renewables
In the same way that the iPhone changed the way we communicate, A California startup by the name of SunCulture Solar Inc. hopes to achieve the same thing with the wireless solar energy product known as SolPad. In fact, you may notice the product’s physical similarity to a large iPad.
Combining batteries, software, inverters, and solar panels into a single product, the SolPad is already getting a lot of positive press. The mere fact that this product doesn’t demand installing separate parts should be enough to intrigue you. From a performance standpoint, there is even more about this “iPad of renewable energy” that is worth getting excited about.
One of the first things about this product that you’ll want to note are the batteries themselves. You can use this product off the grid, as easily as you can use it when it’s connected to the grid. Furthermore, SunCulture Solar Inc. claims the batteries used in this product are safer than the standard lithium-ion offerings. In other words, even when the grid goes down, you can count on your SolPad to continue delivering energy.
And because the SolPad doesn’t involve installing separate parts, the costs are significantly lower than one might suspect. This translates to a product that not only delivers on performance, but is also capable of bringing you a low-cost solution, as well.
The product is expected to be released at some point during the 2nd half of the following year.
While it is true that there are other products along the lines of the SolPad, there is something about this item in particular that seems to be generating the best kind of buzz possible. A significant part of this positive attention could be due to the fact that the SolPad is making some pretty bold promises. The specs are also impressive. The fact that the company promises this product will be able to function as a microgrid, in addition to also being able to work as a hotspot for your internet.
If the product is successful, it could open up entirely new dimensions, in terms of the ever-expanding world of alternative energy. Should the SolPad prove successful, it could serve as a beacon, highlighting numerous possibilities for the next several phases of solar design.
To be sure, the SolPad certainly looks cool. Whether or not it proves to be capable of delivering on everything it promises to bring to the table will be another matter entirely.