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PowerFilm Launches USB and
AA Solar Charger

AA Battery Charger is ultra compact and lightweight - only 4.5 oz and folds to the size of a billfold

PowerFilm, Inc. Press Release - 8/20/2008
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Portable Solar Charger

Portable Solar Chargers from Powerfilm, Inc.

AMES, Ia. - PowerFilm, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of thin flexible solar panels, announces the launch of its new USB and AA Solar Charger at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008 in Salt Lake City.

The ultra compact and lightweight portable solar charger is for recharging an iPod or other consumer electronics via its USB port, or for charging AA batteries directly. The product weighs only 4.5 ounces without batteries and folds to the size of a billfold.

Power is generated by the PowerFilm thin film solar panels and then stored in two internal removable AA NiMH batteries so consumer electronics devices can be powered during the day and at night. The solar-recharged AA batteries also may be used to power devices separately.

Proprietary charging circuitry optimizes the recharging of the batteries.

The product is ultra compact. The folded dimensions of the charger, in inches, are 5.5 x 3.25 x 1.5. The unfolded dimensions, in inches, are 16.25 x 5.5 x 0.875.

This product is an addition to the existing PowerFilm Solar portable charger product line.

About PowerFilm, Inc.

PowerFilm, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of thin, flexible solar panels based on a proprietary low cost production process. The company's objective is to target the building integrated solar power market and to continue to supply products for selected portable and remote solar power applications. PowerFilm is based in the state of Iowa in the U.S.

PowerFilm was founded in 1988 by Dr. Frank Jeffrey and Dr. Derrick Grimmer, both former 3M research physicists, with a combined 65 years of experience in semiconductor and solar energy research and development.

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