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Portable Solar, When Freedom is everything.

It does not really matter what device you want to charge off-grid using portable solar. These days there is a charger available for your cell phone, iPad or iPod, laptop or CPAP. Portable solar can give you the power when you are backpacking, hunting or just on a weekend campout with he family. Our portable […] Read more

Restless Feet, Portable Solar and One Last Chance Before the Snow

Those of us who live to get outside of the confines of the cubical, it’s pretty much a given that autumn’s the best time of year to be on the trail. My feet arch aching this time of year to put some distance and get off-grid. My portable solar charger is a big part of […] Read more

Off-Grid Solar in the City, A Growing Trend

We are seeing a growing trend of customers who are asking about going off-grid with solar and battery backup for their home in the city. Until just a few years ago when the decay of our countries infrastructure and dysfunctional Congress, they would have been a small fraction of the off-grid solar community. The short […] Read more

Portable Solar Solutions, Free Yourself From the Cubical

Sitting by the Pacific ocean and typing this blog has to be one of the coolest thing about portable solar power. Freedom from the cubicle helps me to be creative and surprisingly productive. Portable stand-alone solar with battery storage capacity is like having a mini-generator that you can take anywhere. Camping, vacation or just head […] Read more

Sierra Club Exposes Excessive Local California Solar Installers Permit Fees

One of the many services the Sierra Club routinely performs is to survey local and government solar installers permit fees to determine if they are excessive. In February the Sierra Club took a look at local municipalities in San Luis Obispo County (Central coast area of California) and discovered huge disparities between local government home […] Read more

Smack-down Voltaic Portable PV Backpacks Vs Eclipse Solar Backpack

In this corner, all the way from China, you have the reigning champion, Voltaic portable solar backpack weighing in at a stout 4.5 lbs. In the other corner, you have the American made challenger, Eclipse Solar Backpack weighing in at a trim 3.1 lbs. Everyone knows the rules for this solar backpack match up? Let […] Read more

Trekking With Brunton Portable Solar, Break Free From The Grid

This morning we came across a review of the Brunton Restore portable solar charger in an on-line post. Though well written, thoughtful and generally concise, we could not help but notice a sense of disappointment in the authors tone. This was surprising since we have sold scores of the Brunton Restore portable solar battery, with […] Read more

Living Off-grid Living with Solar Energy

Off-grid solar living inquiries are quickly becoming one of the most common reasons our phones are ringing these days. It’s no wonder with the rising uncertainty of these times coupled with anti-government sentiment. Good news for those who are thinking about off-grid solar living. Advancements in off-grid solar and battery technology make a stand-alone off-the-grid […] Read more

Gadget Junkies Need Portable Backup Batteries To Power Their Technology on Trips

If you are like me, the thought of roughing it for a weekend camping in the back-country of the Sierra Mountains while leaving your favorite electronics at home is simply wrong. Sure, I can pack a iPod, iPad, Smart Phone and laptop for blogging, but without power how long will any of those last in […] Read more

Solar Power Technology Is Being Developed For Enhanced Oil Recovery

There is a solar company in California that is using concentrated solar to extract oil from depleting fields. Using the steam generated from concentrated solar system, the steam is pumped into the depleted oil field to enhance the recovery. As you may know, a parabolic solar trough (concentracted solar) is a huge, curved mirror that […] Read more

Middle Class Homeowners Are Buying Solar In Larger Numbers

With rising energy costs and solar home installation panel prices falling, governement solar tax incentives and rebates as high as they have ever been in history is it any wonder that solar ownership for middle America is rising? Maybe not. In a recent statistic, 42% of upper middle class homeowners are considering installing solar photovoltaic […] Read more

With Power Outages On The Rise Across America, Do You Need An Emergency Battery Backup System?

Nothing makes me more nervous than when the power goes out here in Northern California. Non-disaster U.S. power outages are up 124% since the early 1990’s. The number of people on average affected on a daily basis by U.S. power outages are now up to 500,000. The cost of new utility lines run an average […] Read more

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