The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article today on the Marine Corp’s use of roll up solar panels in Afghanistan. What does that have to do with the Monkey? Well, a lot of the gear we use today is the result of a trickle down of gear developed for and proven by the military and other government agencies. When they start getting serious about it and put their money and field testing behind it we’re likely to see advances on the civilian side of the house too. We’ve done some pieces on solar powered rechargers here on Woods Monkey in the past, and we have a couple in testing again right now as well. So, check out the article for the latest on military use of solar panels, and check back in the near future to see what we have to offer for commercial outdoors use as well!