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NUE SunTarp™ Featured in PV Magazine

NUE SunTarp™ Featured in PV Magazine

Our latest product innovation, the SunTarp™ was recently featured in PV Magazine.

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Arizona-based startup New Use Energy Solutions has unveiled SunTarp, a new line of portable frameless solar PV panels for off-grid and residential applications.

“We found that adhering multiple modules to a custom vinyl tarp allows the user to reconfigure the modules strings to accommodate 12, 24 & 48V off-grid systems all the way up to residential type all-in-one inverters that require over 120 Vdc to charge batteries. ,” the company’s COO, Lee Feliciano, told pv magazine. “Our module provider is US-based Merlin Solar.”

The system is built with flexible modules provided by Merlin Solar with a power output of 70 and 80 W, respectively.

New Use Energy Solutions’ PV array is available in three versions; the TriFold SunTarp array, which combines three solar modules, weighs 6.8 kg and has a power output of 210 W; the 320 W FourFold SunTarp model that integrates four panels and weighs in at 10.8 kg; and the six-module HexFold SunTarp which has a power output of 410 W and has a weight of 20.4 kg.

“They store easily even in the trunk of compact cars, and we can scale them into larger arrays,” the company’s CEO, Paul Shmotolokha, stated. “Our modules are 30% lighter than traditional monocrystalline solar panels and easy to fold, carry and stow.”

According to the company’s website, the TriFold SunTarp array is sold at $906.53, while the FourFold SunTarp and HexFold SunTarp have a price of $1,318.45 and $1,806.13, respectively. “They provide way more power than the rather small tiny panel kits that small portable power stations provide,” Feliciano stated.

New Use Energy Solutions Launches SunTarp™ Line of Portable Solar Panels

New Use Energy Solutions Launches SunTarp™ Line of Portable Solar Panels

TEMPE, ARIZONA – New Use Energy Solutions (NUE) announced today the launch of the SunTarp™ line of portable solar PV panels. Assembled at NUE’s headquarters in Tempe, these ultra -durable solar PV panels contain no metal frames or glass, making them 30% lighter than traditional monocrystalline solar panels and easy to fold, carry and stow.

“All our mobile energy storage solutions start with solar so we needed to find an easy to handle, lightweight but powerful solar PV array.  After lots of trials, we decided to assemble them ourselves to enable larger arrays.” said Co-Founder and CEO, Paul Shmotolokha. “The SunTarp™ will make it easier for our customers to deploy kilowatts of solar power in tough environments when there’s no access to grid power. They store easily even in the trunk of compact cars and we can scale them into larger arrays.”

The SunTarp™ product lineup includes the following models:

  • The TriFold SunTarp™ features three flexible modules and offers 210 watts of power with a weight of 15 lbs. A comparable traditional panel weighs 24 lbs.
  • The QuadFold SunTarp™ includes four flexible modules and provides 320 watts of power while weighing 24 lbs. A comparable traditional panel weighs 40 lbs.
  • The HexFold SunTarp™ has six flexible modules and offers 420 watts of power with a weight of 30 lbs. A comparable traditional panel weighs 45 lbs.

“Transporting a traditional solar panel is like carrying a large glass window around.  It doesn’t lend itself to situations where you have to deploy rapidly in adverse conditions,” said New Use Energy COO Lee Feliciano. “Additionally, having multiple solar panels on a single folding array provides the flexibility to configure the solar inputs for various types of systems.”

Just like many of NUE’s products, the SunTarp™ is built to be compatible with a variety of systems. This means a SunTarp™ can be used to provide solar power to any portable solar generator.

Visit our product page for more details and specs on the SunTarp™ line. 

ABOUT NEW USE ENERGY SOLUTIONS

New Use Energy Solutions, Inc. (NUE) is an Arizona based company whose mission is to provide affordable clean energy for anyone, anywhere. NUE engineers and manufactures affordable solar+battery systems which replace traditional fossil fuel alternatives such as portable generators. NUE emphasizes mobility as well as field serviceability to maximize the usable life of our products.  Advantages of NUE’s products include SPEED of deployment, SIMPLICITY of the technology and SUSTAINABILITY of the solution.

New Use Energy and Rent Solar Merge as Portable Solar Powerhouse

New Use Energy and Rent Solar Merge as Portable Solar Powerhouse

New Use Energy Solutions Inc. (NUE-S), specializing in the global distribution of lithium batteries and portable power stations, and Footprint GBC. (DBA Rent.Solar), makers of solar trailers, solar shelters and solar generators, are excited to announce they have completed a definitive merger agreement.

Washington DC-based NUE-S was founded in 2019 to create global sales and distribution channels for innovative energy storage solutions. Through innovation in technology, finance, and supply chain, NUE aims to democratize solar and deliver clean energy at affordable price points while also reducing carbon emissions and E-Waste.

Minnesota based Rent.Solar was founded in 2019 to mobilize solar energy by developing towable solar energy systems and portable solar energy shelters. They created a fleet of trailers and shelters that brought clean energy to festivals, concerts, and events across the United States.  Together with their non-profit partner, Footprint Project, they provided power to over 15,000 people across North America in response to natural disasters and power outages.

Paul Shmotolokha, CEO of New Use Energy states “NUE emerges from this transaction with a dynamic and savvy management team, great product designs and a game-changing approach to portable power. While everyone in the solar industry makes a difference, users of our products actually feel the difference in their daily lives. They feel secure and empowered. Portable generators and lead-acid batteries are multi-billion dollar industries. New Use Energy is focused on replacing these dirty, dangerous, loud, fuel-guzzling generators with clean, quiet, solar electric generators using lithium battery technology to do what old-style, heavy and bulky energy lead-acid batteries cannot.”

Operating under the new brand, New Use Energy or NUE, the company is developing field serviceable, resilient and energy rich portable solar generators with high power solar inputs, industrial strength inverters and expandable lithium battery banks to best offer affordable clean energy for anyone, anywhere.  These solutions directly address fast growing needs for access to electricity when grids go down, which, due to climate change, is happening more often.

“Disaster relief is in our DNA.  Working with our strategic partner, Footprint Project, we’ve developed products that are unique in the market, based on our experience under these challenging conditions,” says Lee Feliciano, COO of New Use Energy.