A good solar charger promises us freedom from wall outlets and total independence from energy grids. As we've seen in 2020, disaster can strike at any time and take away what we thought were dependable sources of energy. Look no further than the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest or the hurricanes in the Gulf states (to say nothing of the global pandemic that's still going on).
With grid freedom in mind, this guide goes through the best solar chargers available right now. Of course we are biased, but we think GoSun provides the best products on the market, whether you need to charge an Android phone or an entire battery-operated refrigerator. Below is a selection of a variety of solar chargers to fit any need (or budget).
- Portable, foldable, weighs less than a pound
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.
Designed to charge the PowerBank+, the SolarTable 60 is our fastest, most powerful solar charger. 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.
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
This bundle is perfect for charging your phone or electronic devices using nothing but sunshine. It's simple, just connect any device and place in the sun or charge your phone 1.5 times from stored energy in the 20wh lithium polymer battery.
• USB ports: 2
• Weight: 2 lbs
• 20wh lithium polymer battery
• Solar power output: 10W
• Weather resistant, collapsible design
If for whatever reason GoSun's chargers don't meet your needs, there are other chargers on the market. Here's what Tom's Guide has to say about the RAVPower 24-watt solar panel and its features:
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