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Solar Charger Ratings Summary

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Editors' Choice Award
For an inexpensive, easy-to-use, efficient panel the BigBlue is a no-brainer.
The Arc 20 system is a well-thought-out panel and battery combo that charges laptops.
Best Buy Award
As a mid-power panel, the Mercury 10W wins the award of Best Buy for its value as well as consistent ratings year after year.
If price is not a concern, the Suntactics panel is very efficient for its 14W capacity and performs well in varying conditions.
Top Pick Award
Small and simple is the name of the game with the 5W. This lightweight panel is ideal for basic power ups.
The device is better used first as a battery, and second as a solar panel.
While the X-Dragon 40W is powerful and able to charge large batteries, it is also bulky and heavy, making it difficult to transport.
This lightweight, inexpensive panel did not charge our gadgets as fast as some, but managed to be a consistent contender in all metrics.
For an inexpensive, large-capacity panel, the Sokoo is a good option.
Ideal for road trips and van life, the weighty 21W can be selected in a color that suits your adventure style.
The Source is reliable across the board, but did not dish out outstanding performance (and was heavy to boot).
With three USB ports and moderate charge power, the 24W from RavPower has many features, but was a little disappointing when it came to charge speed.
This panel was a strong competitor to some of our previous favorites, especially because of its simple design and durability.
It is efficient and portable, with the reliable design of a traditional solar charger.
As a compact, sleek panel, the Yolk is impressive, but in terms of efficiency, this charger fell short.
The Nomad 7 embodies the user-friendly, nifty design features that are Goal Zero's hallmark.
The Nekteck 14W is an entry level panel with a low price tag.
This panel lacks as an efficient charging device, but it somewhat makes up for it in its design and portability.