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Heitkamp visits local business that’s improving technology

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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - One local business is coming up with innovative ways to improve portable solar energy and making drones more efficient.

Electronics manufacturer in Downtown Fargo, Packet Digital, showed off their biggest projects to Senator Heitkamp today.

They're trying to create endless endurance for unmanned aircraft flight and how they can use solar power to charge portable devices.

Currently, the company has a light-weight portable solar panel in Afghanistan for soldiers to quickly charge devices they'd need.

"We get overlooked, because people don't expect to find this kind of intellectual property in a state like North Dakota, but we know that there's pocket of innovation all through this state," said Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D, North Dakota.

Both projects are currently focusing on military grade or high-end commercial machines.