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US Army getting solar sheeting from Konarka

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The US Army recently signed a $1.6 million contract with Konarka Technologies to put the company's "power plastic" sheeting into action.  The light-activated plastic sheeting can be incorporated into portable chargers for batteries used for various portable electronics or even fashioned into large, power-generating tents, reducing the need to lug around heavy generators.  The company is also working on weaving the plastic into camouflage-patterned materials, so as not to stick out like, well, a giant solar panel in the desert.

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