Brunton F-SOLRCON Solar Controller

A charge controller is a little but extremely important device that is used when charging most batteries but not talked about often because unlike solar panels a charge controller is not sexy. The Brunton Solar Controller portable battery Charge Monitor prevents your 10-watt or larger solar panels from overcharging your 12-volt battery. Even the best solar panel in the world looses its luster when it overcharges your car battery into a steaming pool of acid and battery scurf on the driveway. If your model of Brunton’s solar panel doesn’t have built-in overcharge protection, or you just want the peace of mind a battery charge monitor offers, then you’ll appreciate the Solar Controller. [continue reading…]

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Small Cabin or Camping DC Solar

Got a fishing cabin off the grid? Large RV with lots of hungry electrical devices? Or maybe you decided to grow a pony tail and beard and live in your cozy cabin in an Iowa hedge ball forest! Whatever your cup of tea, you can then turn off that noisy smelly generator and run your DC lights and pump with clean quiet  watt off grid solar system off grid power. Two Hundred Seventy watts of Kyocera solar panels assure you years of service and reliability for a cabin, off-grid home or campsite. [continue reading…]

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Solar Power for Hikers & Trekkers

When you are going to be off the grid and need to charge you’re iPod, cell phone or other small electronic device here are a few tips. The first step is to estimate your total power needs, and choose a solar panelrigid flexible solar chargers to match. Some common power Watt-Hours needed to fully charge various common electronic devices are iPods – 6 whrs, Camera – 6 whrs, Cell phone – 4, 2x AA Batteries- 8 whrs. Watt-Hours is a measure of a battery’s capacity. Laptops run between 65 & 120 whrs and it is unlikely someone would take one for a overnight hike so I will not include them in this discussion. [continue reading…]

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Brunton SolarRolls ™ 9 – 9 Watt solar charger

The waterproof SolarRoll portable power has given sea kayakers the power to photograph their voyages from the far reaches of the planet. We realize however, that not everyone is defying the ordinary. Some of us simply need the SolarRolls for charging our car battery or running our video camera. With this in mind, have alternative sizes and outputs this year to accommodate the growing demand for our most popular solar panel. [continue reading…]

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Brunton Sync Power Reservoir System

The next generation in battery solutions for the outdoor enthusiast the Brunton portable power Sync acts as a power hub for your on the go lifestyle. Similar to the portable hydration concept, the Sync delivers power outlets within reach on your pack or pocket. Click the control module on your pack strap and tuck the heavier power reservoir in your pack for power on demand. [continue reading…]

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1.470 kW Solar Kit

1.470 kW Grid-tie Solar System – Product Features – Seven Kyocera KD210 solar panels and a powerful Solectria inverter combine for an unbeatable solar electric system for your home or business. Power from the sun pours onto the panels and down to the inverter which perfectly syncs your home and grid power needs. Feeding your household needs first, excess power is then fed backwards through your electric meter for a credit from the power company. The Grid Tie Solar Power System is virtually maintenance-free, and with an expected life of over 30 years, your investment increases in value every time electricity rates go up. [continue reading…]

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Brunton Explorer ™ Foldable Solar Panel

Brunton portable power is the leading manufacturer of outdoor portable solar products. They have done it again with a small portable solar powered efficient and compact integrated solar charger.  Available in March 2010, the new SolarPort Flash is able to grab a whopping 90% power capture which means charging portable devices like iPods™, smartphones and more is faster and easier with this power-packed solar charger. [continue reading…]

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Brunton Freedom Solar Panel & 2200mAh Battery

Brunton has done it again with the Freedom.  Available sometime in March, the new Freedom from Brunton portable power is a hybrid power device delivering power for USB-based items nearly anywhere and at any time. It’s capable of withstanding the rigors of the outdoors but stylish enough to carry every day. Perfect for cell phones, iPods and digital cameras. Charge it in the car, from the laptop or via the suns powerful golden rays. [continue reading…]

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Great Solar News for California Homeowners

In October 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 920, the California Solar Surplus Act of 2009, which requires utilities to pay consumers for solar electricity that they generate over and above their home needs. What that means to you is if you decide to solar Sacramento and your home solar panels produce more solar electricity than you’re using, your local utility will pay you cash or assign credits that you can redeem when needed. How’s that for a reason to go solar!

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Brunton Impel – 145WH Rechargable Battery

Brunton Impel – 145WH Rechargeable Battery – Carry the renewable battery system that can charge nearly any electronics device. Building on the award-winning Solo ™portable battery platform, the new Impel delivers similar output in a tighter package. Charge nearly any type of electronic device, including cell phones, cameras and laptops through a multitude of built-in outputs. Connects directly to product without multiple connection cords. Nearly 50% reduction in product size and weight vs. Brunton Solo products. [continue reading…]

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SolaRover, Mobile Solar Power System

If you have a unique power need that is off grid, and you want something that can deploy quickly, is rugged, and will last for a long time, take a look at this beauty.  The Solarover mobile solar power generator provide pure, consistent electricity for all types of commercial, industrial and emergency applications. Can be deployed in 10 min by one person. The SolaRover is engineered with leading-edge components, rugged steel construction and a variety of practical options. [continue reading…]

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Whisper Wind 500, Wind Turbine

The Whisper 500 quality cheap wind generators performs well in harsh, high wind environments with its two-bladed, fiberglass-reinforced design. Patented side furling over speed protection optimizes output at any wind speed. Assuming a 12 mph (5.4 m/s) wind, a Whisper 500 will produce as much as 500 kWh per month. That is enough energy to power the about half the needs of average California home. Tower kit sold separately.  [continue reading…]

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