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Looking Back

Posted on 11/03/2017 at 12:00 AM by Seth Hansen

Looking Back Blog Post Title Graphic


It's important to regularly stop, take a breath and look back.


To reflect on the past.


The Horizon Blog is no different.


We understand that you're busy and don’t have time to read all of our posts.


This week we turn back the clock and take a look at some of our most important posts from the past few months.


Solar For Everyone Blog Post Title Graphic


Solar power can be quite challenging to understand.


Identifying the proper battery voltage, amperage, capacity and making sure your system is operating at peak efficiency can be a task.


But it doesn’t have to be.


Solar should be as easy as laying your panel out in the sun and forgetting about it.


You shouldn’t have to be someone who’s off grid for weeks at a time, climbing mountains and blazing new trails to be able to enjoy, and make use of, renewable energy.


Solar should be intuitive and simple.


It should be a power source that everyone can harness.


With these thoughts in mind, we developed the LightSaver line of portable solar chargers.


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Owning The Process Blog Post Title Graphic


What does it mean to truly own something?


To control the ins and outs of a process until you are almost one with it?


To ensure things fit, perform and make sense?


To understand something on a deeper and more meaningful level than anyone else in the world?


Someone resigned to deliver a product cobbled together from source after source hoping and praying that the quality is up to snuff?


I think not.


We are passionate about our products and especially our process.


Combining product design, engineering and manufacturing under the same roof in the United States provides many advantages including speed to market, quality control and service after the sale.


This is what we call “owning the process”.


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Understanding Battery Life Blog Post Title Graphic


When looking for a way to keep your cell phone charged while out and about, where do you turn?


Do you frantically hunt for the nearest outlet carrying your charging cable everywhere you go?


Do you turn off all unnecessary functions making a once once intelligent phone rather dull?


While these solutions might work, an easier less painful means of charging on the go has gained traction, battery banks.  


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Charge Controllers: Limiting Your Losses Blog Post Title Graphic


Nobody likes a dead battery.


You want power available to charge your device.


To keep your fleet of vehicles on-line.


To stay safe during inclement weather.


To get things done.


Often you might think about inexpensive batteries versus their elite counterpart, but many times we neglect the importance of a charge controller in the solar collection process.


If paired with an inappropriate or inefficient controller, you can throw away an enormous amount of potential energy.


To discern the best controller for your situation let's talk through the different options, their advantages and disadvantages so you can make the most informed decision.


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Tested And Trusted Blog Post Title Graphic


When you buy something, hastily tear into the packaging, and scramble for the nearest pair of industrial strength scissors to exhume your product from its plastic enclosure do you ever contemplate the level of care, handling and testing that went into that product?


If you are like me, you don't let these seemingly arbitrary thoughts weigh on your anxious mind too heavily.


You want to use the product!


Peeking behind the curtain and seeing what goes on behind the scenes isn't captivating for many, but each step in a product's manufacturing process plays a vital role in determining the quality of the finished good.


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At PowerFilm we take great pride in our products and quality is of the utmost importance.


To ensure quality at a reasonable price, periodic tests are performed throughout the manufacturing process.


Today we focus on the testing procedure of the material that is built into a foldable product, but this testing process is similar for all products.


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