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Tried and tested: Mobile solar system from SOLARA

With their textile edging, the compact modules can be easily attached to a sprayhood or bimini and stowed away just as easily.

The modules are equipped with solar cells from Sunpower mounted on the back and are said to have an efficiency of over 22 percent. The output of the module array, which measures approximately 69 x 63 x 2.5 centimetres, is specified as 102 Watt peak. On a summer’s day in our latitudes, it should be possible to generate slightly more than 400 watt-hours of energy. It can be fastened with Velcro, zip, eyelets or Tenax-/LOXX-buttons. The weight is stated as 4.9 kilograms. The recommended price is 859 euros.