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The Best Portable Solar Panel Review

 The Best Portable Solar Panel Review
What is the best solar charger for your phone, tablet and other small electronics when off the grid? To find out, we took eleven contenders and put them in head-to-head tests. We compared them on the ...


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Sep 19, 2013
How to Choose the Best Solar Charger - Click for details
 How to Choose the Best Solar Charger
Below we explain what to look for when buying a portable a solar panel. What solar charger model should you buy? Check out our complete Solar Charger ...

by Chris McNamara
Feb 27, 2014
Goal Zero Nomad 7

 Goal Zero Nomad 7
This solar panel was our Best Buy winner in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 there is much stiffer competition. Our new best buy winner is the InstaPark Mercury 10 which is more powerful, charges a tablet and a...


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May 10, 2013
SolarMonkey Adventurer

 SolarMonkey Adventurer
This is our favorite compact solar panel for charging iPhone/smartphones and iPads/tablets. It is only rated to three watts of power (a relatively small number) but that doesn't seem to matter. This i...


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Mar 20, 2013
Instapark Mercury 10

 Instapark Mercury 10
This is by far the best deal in portable solar panels in our tests and it wins our Best Buy award. Even without its low price it is still an impressive performer. You can charge two USB devices at onc...


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May 02, 2013
Goal Zero Nomad 13

 Goal Zero Nomad 13
This is a big upgrade from the old Nomad 13.5. This panel now does a lot on its own and can be integrated very easily into the rest of the Goal Zero product line. We give it a Top Pick award because i...


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Apr 30, 2013
Goal Zero Sherpa 120 Kit

 Goal Zero Sherpa 120 Kit
Product Discontinued
The Sherpa 120 kit has been discontinued. Goal Zero has replaced it with the Sherpa 100 kit which we have not done a full review of. For now we recommend you check out our re...


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Aug 05, 2011
Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini

 Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini
This is our favorite small solar panel under $60. It is the most compact panel we tested and the lightest. It is so small we found ourselves using it more than any other panel we tested in our review....


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Sep 19, 2013
PowerTraveller SolarGorilla

 PowerTraveller SolarGorilla
The SolarGorilla lives up to its name: it's a stout and burley panel that delivers a lot of power options. When combined with the PowerGorilla, it is one of the best for a laptop and multiple items. I...


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Apr 30, 2013
Sunforce 12 Watt Solar Panel

 Sunforce 12 Watt Solar Panel
The Sunforce 12 Watt Solar Panel used to be our runaway favorite panel. It still excels in certain applications, but in general we prefer the Goal Zero panels.

If you just need to charge a cel...


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Feb 07, 2010
Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Adventure Kit

 Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Adventure Kit
This is a great setup for a few applications but most people will likely want a different setup. It is not inexpensive and portable like the Goal Zero Nomad 7 (Our Best Buy winner) and at the same tim...


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Aug 15, 2011
Brunton Solaris Solar Panel

 Brunton Solaris Solar Panel
The Brunton Solaris Solar Panel is a great panel but overpriced. The Sunforce 12 Watt Solar Panel is very similar and less that half the price. But there are other panels we would probably recommend o...


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Aug 15, 2011
Instapark Mercury 4S

 Instapark Mercury 4S
If you need a small panel that is inexpensive, will charge your phone/tablet AND has an internal battery, this is a good deal. It performed nearly as well as the Editors' Choice SolarMonkey Adventurer...


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Sep 19, 2013
Brunton SolarRoll Solar Panel

 Brunton SolarRoll Solar Panel
This is one of the most durable panels out there but it is way too expensive compared to other panels with just as much functionality for a fraction of the cost.

The Goal Zero Nomad 7 is a alm...


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Dec 10, 2010
Goal Zero Escape 150 Adventure Kit

 Goal Zero Escape 150 Adventure Kit
The Escape 150 adventure kit is one of the better values for a portable solar system that will charge AC devices. If your goal is to power a laptop and a few other small electronic devices from your c...


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Jun 24, 2012
Goal Zero Extreme 350 Adventure Kit

 Goal Zero Extreme 350 Adventure Kit
The Goal Zero Extreme 350 Adventure kit is one of the bigger Goal Zero systems. It is big and heavy compared to the smaller and lighter kits like the Goal Zero Sherpa 120 Kit but it is also much more ...


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Jun 24, 2012
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