I do not have a lot of information on this but it looks like something that makes solar easy to use and portable. It is also an innovative way to mount them to structures. I am not sure of the costs but this is really a plug and play for solar and could really take of making solar simple to install and use anywhere. Some very innovative engineering .
Each unit features a high-efficiency solar panel, a built-in solid-state battery, an inverter system, and software that uses gamification to promote sustainable energy use, all contained in a single device. Traditionally, solar and home energy management devices are bought and installed separately.
“With our groundbreaking component miniaturization and integration, we’ve transformed solar — much like the smartphone revolutionized the personal computer sector — combining numerous components into a single device that’s significantly less expensive, more powerful, and easier to use than conventional systems,” said Estes.
The product comes in two versions: SolPad Home, which is designed to deploy on rooftops and power an entire household, and the SolPad stand-alone panel, which integrates into the home or can be used in off-grid applications. The products are scheduled to come to market in the second half of 2017.