They are small solar panels sewn into flexible material so you can fold it up and store it like a briefcase. When you need to use the blanket you carefully unfold it in a sunny spot and hook it up to charge your battery. The solar panels are all wired together and have a positive and negative outlet that connects up to your controller/regulator.
The advantage is they are quick and easy to set up and move around to follow the sun. They fold up and store easily. Some have eyelets or loops so you can hang them up. Being flexible, they can drape over a bonnet, windscreen or roof.
Popular Questions Asked
What type of Solar Blankets are the best?
When looking to buy a solar blanket, go for a blanket with Monocrystalline or Amorphous cells as they are lighter, more compact and higher quality than other types. They also have greater efficiency and good performance in cloudy and low light conditions.
Do Solar Blankets come in kits and what is in them?
You can get kits, which if you have no solar at all is a good way to start. These come with everything you need and include the solar blanket, charge controller/regulator and all cabling.