This compact solar panel system is from the pioneers of solar power at Brunton. This baby goes for $80 at Rei.com. I noticed batteries are available for purchase on Ebay, and probably elsewhere aswell. The full name of this baby is:
Brunton Explorer Foldable Solar Panel w/ USB Output & Independent Panels 81-000009
It is made to be compact, and to be the most efficient and compact integrated solar charger available today. It has a gigantic 90% solar power capture rate meaning that charging batteries in devices like iPods, or smartphones, is super fast and easy with this power-packed solar battery charger. You can charge it in the car, from the laptop or via solar energy with this super awesome solar powered charger. The specifications that may seem greek to you, are shown to you below:
9.625 x 5 x 1 1.25″ folded
27.25 x 9.625 x .25″ flat
|Output:||1,000 mAh / 5V (5 Watts)|
Features included with the Brunton Explorer Compact Solar Panel is:
-A USB output that charges handheld electronics.
-Super-thin, light and very flexible.
-Design that is compact.
-Integrated Brunton batteries providing off-the-grid power to any devices where theres no sun out.
I’ve seen many solar panels on Ebay that are similar to this guy here, but they were just pocket-portable panels that would not have near as much panels that this baby has. The day I get one of these, I’ll have it suited to be put in the dash of my car so I charge devices without needing the car lighter jack to charge devices. And even better, for on trips on the bat this is good to have, if used with caution. For this price tag of a device that provides unlimited power which is given by the sun, I would say it’s priceless, or in other words worth every cent. Power costs money these days. And more and more houses are having solar panels equipped to help provide power and save on power bills.