We supply solar modules, which have already been successfully used in militar environments. These modules can be divided into foldable and unfoldable

Typical applications:

Projekt Ranger EV (first four-wheel electric vehicle for the German armed forces)

Jenoptik System NYXUS (Reconnaissance and surveillance platform / laser distance measurement)

Thales Ground Observer 12 - easy ground surveillance radar



Sunload‘s portable solar chargers are lightweight, convenient, silent, easy to use, and provide the power you need to extend your mission!

Military electronic devices provide operational features including; data file transfer, voice transmission, two-way radio communications, laser rangefinders, biological-Radiation-Gas sensors, thermal image capture, long-range viewing, electronic sighting, night vision, BGAN satellite terminal and phones, portable GPS and laptop computing. Many of these features need to extend for days if not weeks requiring remote power to complete the mission. Without access to power, the device batteries can completely drain and shut down in 3 hours or less requiring the soldier to either carry additional batteries or find a power source for recharging.

The Sunload solar modules provide a clean, renewable portable power option for extending device and battery operation so that you can continue operating the system. The man-pack solar unit, 62 Wp, is designed to deliver between 150-400 watt hours per day, depending on time of year, locations, and sun availability, and can fully recharge an Army issue 2590 rechargeable battery in 4-5 hours. Our lightweight products have been designed for rapid recharging of various battery types: 12-volt deep cycle lead-acid, BB-390 nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH), BB-590 nickel cadmium (NiCad), BB-2590 lithium ion (Li-ION).

Sunload‘s portable solar chargers are compact and easy to carry in rucksacks or a carrying case such as a Pelican or Storm case. Accessories are available for your specific connectivity and charging needs.


  • Lightweight and portable
  • Weight less than 1.5 kg
  • Silent, efficient solar cells that work even in low light, cloudy and cold conditions
  • Grommets for mounting or securing
  • Weatherproof and UV resistant
  • Built-in voltage cap on 12 watt models
  • SAE 2-prong water-resistant trailer plug connections
  • Durable - GSE CIGS cells cannot be broken like common crystalline silicon photovoltaic materials
  • Conforms to military standards (MIL-STD-810)
  • Cell Temperature Operating Range - 40 °C to 80 °C


  • Easy to transport and use
  • Use anywhere without disruptive noises
  • Stake or tie down in an ideal location for maximum sun exposure
  • Weakly reflective
  • Unlimited uses
  • Effective in both dry and damp environments
  • Will not overcharge or damage electronic devices and batteries
  • Can withstand rough transportation and harsh operating conditions
  • Meets the United States Army‘s series of standard environmental tests

Capabilities | Easy to include in carrying cases, packs, etc…

Great for soldiers, border control agents, special agents, emergency responders (WFR/WAFA), environmental engineers, extreme weather expedition guides.


Flyer Military solar panels

Flexible, but unfoldable

Ascent Solar's WaveSol™ Extreme, thin-film, flexible modules are specifically produced for creating solar-powered products that increase the efficiency of military operations. As the only solar technology manufactured on plastic substrates, Ascent Solar's Defense modules enable defense integrators and manufacturers to create the lightest weight, most durable military products powered by the high-efficiency and reliability of solar.

Military Applications

  • Tactical shelters
  • Supplemental energy for conventional power systems
  • Solar-powered communication devices, backpacks and battery chargers

Ascent Solar WaveSol™ Extreme Modules: At-A-Glance

  • MIL-STD-810G Certified
  • Only technology manufactured on plastic
  • High power output
  • Available in 2 meters or less
  • Can be integrated in fabric and other non-flat surfaces
  • Produced in non-glare, non-reflective finish
  • Delivers a realistic source of clean, renewable energy
  • Lightweight form factor

Defense Operations Benefits

Ascent Solar's WaveSol™ Extreme solar module captures and delivers the power of the sun through thin-film PV modules that can be easily integrated into military operations. The benefits of this new technology are not available through any other supplier.

Extreme Durability

WaveSol™ Extreme eliminates the use of glass in solar-powered products making them shatterproof, durable and more resistant in the harsh environments of defense operations.

Non-reflective Finish for Better Performance

WaveSol™ Extreme solar modules are produced for the military with a non-reflective, durable finish, which significantly reduces reflection and glare. These modules are MIL-STD-810G certified.

Maximum Portability

WaveSol™ Extreme solar modules are created on plastic, not glass. Defense products powered by WaveSol™ Extreme solar modules, such as portable electronic devices, are significantly lighter and can be more easily transported by humans. Additionally, products using these solar modules can be folded, carried and unfolded again in the field.

Powerful, Alternative Energy Source

WaveSol™ Extreme solar modules deliver the best energy density of any flexible PV product available. This alternative power source can expand troop capabilities with increased supply-line independence. Alternative energy sources also decrease the need for fossil fuel in the field, a source of vulnerability for troops.

Lightest Weight Energy Source

WaveSol™ Extreme solar modules are created using lightweight, thin-film PV technology and are up to 10 times more powerful than a conventional battery. The power these modules produce can supplement or replace the power in products currently using heavy, traditional batteries.

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