Sounds like this is going to help solve the energy problem for the solider on the go. Since soldiers are carrying increasing amounts of communication electronics, the batteries have become a burden. This could be the solution.
Great development. In addition to using electricity to operate electronic devices, I could see a soldier also using this to generate electrcity for a portable water purifier, which could further extend a soldier's range and duration.
Nothing new here and available for campers, etc at well stocked outdoor sports stores or online.
200lbs of batteries? Right!! That is far worse than the 30lb claim in another recent article here. Just not true for a standard soldier outfiting.
Nor would this unit replace that much battery. You can get 1kwhr in just 22lbs or less with lithium. even less if they didn't have to be rechargable. This unit would take 20 days to make that much power.
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