This solar panel is a good way to directly power gear that usually connects to USB ports or 12-volt charging. It is also good for powering up Goal Zero's bespoke power-packs. Bonus: It folds up and only weighs 2.5 pounds.
Goal Zero Nomad 20 Solar Panel
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Bottom line: A great way to recharge smaller electronics and power packs.
Recommended for: Home/away shelters.
You’ll also need: Power stations — ie, battery packs that store energy.
Be aware: It could take more than 24 hours to fully recharge a power pack like the Yeti 150. Best used to top off electronics or power packs.
You can attach this to a backpack and recharge on the go. It's quite light and foldable. Pretty neat tech. But to really get a lot of energy, you'll need MUCH larger solar panels. Solar panels are still expensive at this point, but prices are dropping quickly.
OFTEN BOUGHT WITH
Go Zero Yeti 150 power pack. You need the power pack to actually run most items. Get the power pack, otherwise the solar panel isn't of much use.