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Best Portable Solar Charger of 2020
Best Portable Solar Charger of 2020
Ready to join the solar revolution? After spending 9 years testing 80+ models, we know a thing or...

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How to Choose the a Solar Charger or Mini Solar Panel - Click for details
How to Choose the a Solar Charger or Mini Solar Panel
The number and variety of panels out there can be overwhelming to wade through. It can be...

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BigBlue 28W
BigBlue 28W
Charging efficiency and dependability are just two important metrics we've focused on when...

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Anker PowerPort 21W
Anker PowerPort 21W
Touted as a high-performance machine, Anker's panels have often been among our winners, earning...

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ECEEN 13W
ECEEN 13W
From our time scouring Amazon for the latest high-ranking panels, we have come across hundreds of...

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Goertek 25,000mAh
Goertek 25,000mAh
The Goertek 25,000mAh is our latest edition in the realm of battery packs with solar capabilities...

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SunJack 25W
SunJack 25W
The SunJack 25 is one powerful panel. If fast charging and durability are what you need, this is...

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Renogy 15,000mAh
Renogy 15,000mAh
One of our favorite solar battery packs, the Renogy 15,000mAh is a simple, capable battery pack...

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BioLite SolarPanel 10+
BioLite SolarPanel 10+
The BioLite 10+ surprised us with relatively high scores across the board. It took us a moment to...

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Goal Zero Nomad 14 Plus
Goal Zero Nomad 14 Plus
Year after year, we waffle between adding in a Goal Zero panel and leaving the brand out. Since...

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Voltaic Systems Arc 20W
Voltaic Systems Arc 20W
The Arc 20 system is designed to charge a 24,000mAh battery, and keeps laptops and other large...

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Powertraveller Falcon 40
Powertraveller Falcon 40
The Powertraveller Falcon 40 is an enormous panel, which has a claimed capacity of a whopping 40...

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RAVPower 16W Prime
RAVPower 16W Prime
The updated RAVPower Prime 16W performed almost identically to its predecessor in our latest...

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Instapark Mercury 27
Instapark Mercury 27
After our three month testing period, we had mixed feelings about the Instapark Mercury 27. This...

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Goal Zero Nomad 7
Goal Zero Nomad 7
Goal Zero is the go-to brand in the world of portable solar panels. Whether it is their green and...

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Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
Anker Discontinued the PowerPort Lite 15W in April 2018. This panel has been a shining star in...

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Hiluckey S025
Hiluckey S025
This compact model combines a traditional fold-out style panel with a battery pack; together, they...

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Renogy E.Flex5
Renogy E.Flex5
The Renogy resembles a notebook or a clipboard, and is a unique panel in our uniform group of...

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Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus
Much like the previous model of the Nomad 7, the Nomad 7 Plus was a bit of a disappointment. The...

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Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Recharging Kit
Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Recharging Kit
Venturing out into the great unknown? Headed out where the grid ends? The Venture 30 solar kit...

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X-Dragon 40W
X-Dragon 40W
The X-Dragon 40 is the most massive panel we tested, both in physical dimensions and in output...

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Instapark Mercury 10W
Instapark Mercury 10W
Instapark discontinued the Mercury 10W. Last year, the Mercury 10W wowed our reviewers as it...

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RAVPower 24W
RAVPower 24W
With average scores in most of our rating metrics, plus a significant number on the scale and a...

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Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer
Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer
Discontinued See our current reviews of portable solar panels. The Powertraveller Solarmonkey...

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RAVPower 25,000mAh
RAVPower 25,000mAh
With the largest battery capacity of any panel we've tested, the RavPower 25,000mAHh can charge...

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Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini
Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini
Early in our testing, this was our favorite lightweight, ultra portable solar charger. The CIGS...

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Goal Zero Nomad 13
Goal Zero Nomad 13
The Goal Zero Nomad 13 is an efficient and versatile solar panel that can be easily integrated...

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YOLK Solar Paper + Pouch
YOLK Solar Paper + Pouch
This lightweight, stylish solar panel may look cool, but we had a hard time convincing ourselves...

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X-Dragon 20W
X-Dragon 20W
This relatively unknown company, X-Dragon, has been storming the solar panel market for the past...

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BERNET 24000mAh
BERNET 24000mAh
We stepped out of our comfort zone this season and gave the incorporated battery panels another...

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JOOS Orange
JOOS Orange
The Joos is a panel unlike the competition. It comes in a hefty plastic casing that makes it...

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SunFerno Flintstone
SunFerno Flintstone
The SunFerno Flintstone is No Longer Available as of 2018 The SunFerno Flintstone is one of many...

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Creative Edge Solar-5+
Creative Edge Solar-5+
The Solar 5+ is Discontinued as of November, 2016 The Creative Edge Solar-5+ performed on par with...

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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...

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Poweradd Apollo 2
Poweradd Apollo 2
The Appolo 2 Was Discontinued in 2015 The Poweradd Apollo 2 was the most pleasant surprise in...

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Instapark Mercury 10M18U with battery
Instapark Mercury 10M18U with battery
This solar charger is no longer available for sale. The Instapark Mercury 10 was easily the most...

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PowerGreen 21W
PowerGreen 21W
Efficient and stylish, the PowerGreen's main attraction is its user-friendly design. It comes in...

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Qi 10,000mAh
Qi 10,000mAh
The Qi 10,000mAh battery pack claims to charge devices wirelessly; we had trouble getting the...

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PowerFilm F15-300N Foldable Solar Charger
PowerFilm F15-300N Foldable Solar Charger
This panel is a good value and worked as advertised. That said, it has some much more capable...

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Poweradd Apollo 3
Poweradd Apollo 3
The Apollo 3 is a beautifully designed and powerful external battery. Note we did not say anything...

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Nekteck 14W
Nekteck 14W
Of the four 10W-16W panels, the Nekteck 14W got the bronze medal in our side-by-side testing. This...

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Renogy E.Flex10
Renogy E.Flex10
We were excited to test out the slightly larger version of our Top Pick for Lightweight Design...

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Suntactics S-Charger 14
Suntactics S-Charger 14
Overall, we're big fans of this panel. The design is reminiscent of our much loved Renogy panels...

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SunTactics sCharger-5 Portable USB Charger
SunTactics sCharger-5 Portable USB Charger
We appreciate the simple design of the SunTactics sCharger-5 solar panel, but in a highly...

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Goal Zero Sherpa 120 Kit
Goal Zero Sherpa 120 Kit
The Sherpa 120 Kit Is No Longer Available as of 2014 The Goal Zero Sherpa 120 portable solar...

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BLKBOX 12W Portable Folding Kit
BLKBOX 12W Portable Folding Kit
The BLKBOX 12W Portable Folding Kit looks and sounds good on paper, and that's not to say there is...

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Brunton Power Essentials Kit
Brunton Power Essentials Kit
The Brunton Power Essentials kit is well designed with several good ideas, but it falters in most...

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SOKOO 22W 5V
SOKOO 22W 5V
We were excited to compare the popular Sokoo 22W to our other top-ranking large capacity panels...

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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...

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Instapark Mercury 4S
Instapark Mercury 4S
If you need a small panel that is inexpensive, will charge your phone/tablet AND has an internal...

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