SFM can be embodied in rugged, flexible and waterproof fabrics. Under current technology stiff, bulky solar arrays have to be wired to tent fabric in order to be used and then unwired in order to fold the tent. On the other hand, a flexible POWER-WAVE tent is both a shelter and the power source and can be simply folded and unfolded.
Wraps; Self –Powered Cell phone Towers
Almost all cell towers rely on external power and are disabled in a blackout. POWER-WAVE (with its woven in battery storage) provides a cheap, independent power source. Quantities of lightweight can be wrapped around the framework of the cell tower to prevent power interruption
Powered, Illuminating Clothing
POWER-WAVE fabric with solar cells & integral LEDs also illumination inks are manufactured using wearable fabric. This means that a person’s coat can be used for safety, novelty and to recharge electronic devices such as smartphones, watches, etc.
Rool-Out Roofs, Awnings, Covers, Bimini & Golf Cart Tops
Similar to the above, stiff, bulky solar arrays have to be wired to the bimini fabric in order to be used and then unwired in order to fold the bimini. No such complications arise with POWER-WAVE bimini tops. Insta-Grid solar powered convertible tops are both convenient and save battery life and improve mileage.