Solar

Haoyishu Solar Pathway Lights Review – light up your backyard!

REVIEW – We moved into a new home last year and had our first pool built and finished at the end of March.  We are now having 100-degree days in May and we are really beginning to enjoy that pool.   Because it has been so hot, we like to spend more of our time in …

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PECRON E1000 Portable Power Station and solar panel review

REVIEW – I’ve reviewed a handful of portable (and semi-portable) power stations over the years, and there are a couple of things I look for in a good power station now: good battery-to-price ratio ($1 per watt-hour of battery capacity has been the average going rate for a few years now), an informative display that …

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FlexSolar 120W Foldable Solar Panel Kit review – The power of the sun in the palm of your hand

REVIEW – As my collection of portable batteries and power packs grows, the need for cheap (or free) electricity to keep them topped off increases as well. To avoid forking over my paycheck to Seattle City Light each month I’ve been looking for an effective solar panel kit to address this need. I may have …

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Put this solar lighter in your pocket and you’ll always be able to make fire

NEWS – If you have a “go bag”, like to camp, or hike, the SUNCASE solar lighter is an interesting gadget that will let you start a fire with sunlight. The SUNCASE unfolds to reveal two wings that are lined with mirrors that concentrate the sun’s rays to a focal point that can hold a …

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EcoFlow 110-Watt Solar Panel review – Possibly portable power perfection?

      REVIEW – I previously reviewed EcoFlow products like the EcoFlow River Mini Portable Power Station and EcoFlow Delta Pro portable power station and found their products well-engineered, solidly made, and innovative. Adding to their already impressive specs, EcoFlow’s 110-Watt solar panel makes powering their equipment even in the most remote locations portable, efficient and …

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ITEHIL 500Wh Power Station and Solar Panel review

REVIEW – I’ve seen portable power stations with lead acid batteries. They’re all pretty heavy! LiFePO4 batteries are more commonplace, and a quick Amazon search will turn up many. Today I’m trying out a 500 watt-hour power station from ITEHIL with a matching solar panel. What is it? The ITEHIL 500Wh Portable Power Station can …

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BLUETTI unveils world’s first sodium-ion solar generator

SPONSORED NEWS – Climate change has long been pushing the globe towards carbon neutrality, which urges the transition from conventional energy systems to renewable ones like chemical batteries and battery-powered machines. The chemical lithium-ion batteries thereby have set their dominance for applications in consumer electronics, automobiles, and even aviation since their commercialization by Sony Corporation …

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Generark HomePower 2 Backup Battery Power Station and SolarPower 2 review – an impeccably dressed monster

REVIEW – In late 2020, I reviewed the Generark HomePower One, a beast of a portable solar generator at 1000 watt-hours strong. I also chided Generark, because the HomePower One is a clone of the Japanese version of the Jackery Explorer 1000. That’s not a slight, because, with its fold-down handle, the Japanese Jackery is …

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Bluetti’s PV120/PV200 solar panels are available now!

SPONSORED NEWS – Heading out into the wilderness or hitting the open road helps you leave behind the daily stresses of work and life. However, when your emergency weather radio battery runs low or your phone is down to a 5% charge, it changes everything. Portable solar panels and solar generators are a great way to …

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SunJack 25W solar panel with batteries review – power your portable life with the Sun

REVIEW – I’ve talked before about how reliant we Gadgeteers are on power.  We love gadgets and gadgets love power.  How about a gadget that doesn’t run on power – it creates power!  Let’s take a look at the SunJack 25W foldable ETFE monocrystalline solar panel charger with two 10,000mAh power bank batteries system.  How’s …

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BLUETTI’s EP500 & EP500Pro Power Station campaign has made over 2 million in one day

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Yesterday BLUETTI launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new EP500 & EP500Pro Power Stations and they have already received over 2.2 million dollars. I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise because their previous campaign from last summer for the BLUETTI AC200 power station (<- click that link to read our review) …

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Jackery jacks up the power with new solar generators

NEWS – Over the years, Apple has made product presentations a “thing”. Now, it seems that when a tech company comes out with a new and improved product, they need to make a presentation to the world. Jackery—a power backup battery maker—has now jumped on the presentation train. On March 17, Jackery introduced two much …

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Gosun Solar Charging Flashlight review

REVIEW – Spouse: “How many flashlights do we need around here?” Me: (To the tune of Tina Turner-) “What’s need – got to do, got to do with it?” The ‘Gosun Solar Charging Flashlight’, ‘Gosun SolarLight Solar Assisted Flashlight’, or ‘Gosun SolarFlash’. Whether you go with the name on the package or the two names …

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