Portable Solar Generators: Power From the Sun Anytime, Anywhere

February 09, 2021 3 min read

Portable Solar Generators: Power From the Sun Anytime, Anywhere

 

Portable solar generators sound like a fantastic idea in theory. They replace a gas generator, which is very loud, produces pollution, and can't be used in confined spaces.

A portable solar generator, in contrast, has a battery or battery pack that gets its power from solar panels. Direct current electricity is made and then goes to a battery. It then goes to an inverter and becomes A/C power. They can be charged by a wall plug-in, and even  a car 12 volt connection.

But do they actually work? Will they provide enough wattage and size to truly live off grid. While power needs can vary wildly from somebody on a weekend camping trip to a couple permanently living off grid, we're glad to say that portable solar generators can go much further than many ever thought possible in meeting your power needs.

First off, a few words of clarification. The term "portable solar generator" is a slight misnomer. It's not a generator in the sense of a gas machine that "generates" power, but actually a power pack with solar panels. The advantage is that you aren't dependent on a steady supply of gasoline as you would with a gas generator. You get your fuel from the Sun, which should last about 5 billion years (give or take a billion - the universe is an unpredictable place). While there are some challenges with solar power generators, such as inclement weather affecting the level of power generation and getting used to the capacity of these generators -- we believe they are an incredible alternative to noisy gas generators. 

Solar generators are clean, have few parts, rarely break, and don't produce any pollution. They are fantastic. Scroll down to see some of GoSun's offerings in this category. We offer battery power banks, along with solar panels of different sizes that will always keep your battery charged.

 

Powerbank

Our PowerBank unleashes the freedom of portable power. Capable of charging laptops, tablets, cameras, phones, lights, and other devices - just plug in anywhere, anytime. Or use it to power the Chill or Fusion

Here are tech specs on our Powerbank:

Material

ABS Shell

Power Output

144 wh

Power Input

20V 2A ma (AC Adapter)

Max Voc 28Vdc (Solar PV)

Ports

USB (3x)

Cigarette Lighter (1x)

Power source

Electric

Light

White LED Lantern

Red LED Lantern

 

Here's an unboxing video of the Powerbank. See for yourself why this little generator packs a major punch!

 

 

 

 

Solar Panel 10

GoSun's simplest solar charger is the Solar Panel 10. It charges your phone while traveling or camping. Connect any device via USB, place it in the Sun and you can charge about at fast as a typical wall outlet charger. The best part about it is that it's portable, foldable, and weighs less than a pound.

Shop the Solar Panel 10 ➞ 

 

Solar Panel 30

Our SolarPanel 30+ is perfect for charging devices using nothing but sunshine. It's simple: just connect any device and place in the sun. Under full sun, this will charge about at fast as a typical wall outlet charger. It's portable power as you go!

 Shop the Solar Panel 30 ➞ 

Solar Table 60

Designed to charge the PowerBank+, the SolarTable 60 is our fastest, most powerful solar charger. With it, you can use the sun to charge laptops, tablets, cameras, phones, and lights – or even power the Chill and Fusion at night. With a 60W collapsible solar table, you have a tempered glass table surface and shade to cover the Chill.  

By keeping your appliances in the shade, this solar generator lasts longer and provides power that goes practically all day.

 

Shop Solar Table 60 ➞ 



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