Portable Solar Panel Kits, Sherpa 120 Adventure Kit Tops My List

Sherpa 120 Adventure kit is one tough portable solar panel unit that was definitely born hard off the beaten path. I love this small portable solar kit and take it with me to some of the most remote places in America. Goal Zero is working everyday to continue to deliver smart innovative affordable portable power […] Read more

Bimodal Solar Will Keep The Home Lights Burning During a Utility Blackout

When the grid goes down during and emergency blackout, it is very difficult to do anything without electricity in your home today. If you already own a solar system did you know that in the event of a power outage your home solar system will be disconnected from the grid? This is all the more […] Read more

Enphase MicroInverter Kits are Making DIY Home Solar Even More Affordable

The Enphase MicroInverter is a grid tied utility interactive inverter that has been on the market since 2009. Consistent upgrades and strong engineering support has made this product an affordable alternative for the DIY homeowner over hiring and paying for the labor and overhead of a solar company to do the complete installation. Our MicroInverter […] Read more

Off-Grid / Grid Tied Bimodal Home Solar Kit

2820 watt (2.8kW) off-grid AC bimodal solar systems is manufactured, pre-wired and pre-tested in the factory, ready to power-up on delivery to your site. A bimodal solar unit works in sync with the utility grid until the grid goes down. Once that happens the inverter on a bimodal system takes over and draws electricity off […] Read more

As Rooftop Solar Panel Installations are on the Rise in Hawaii, Utility Companies say Ouch!

As the midday sun baked the solar panels on his four-bedroom home in the Honolulu foothills, George Hayashi watched two workers, with drills whirring, install 18 gleaming home solar panels on his garage. A retired military man, Hayashi has lived in Waimalu for 35 years. For decades, rooftop solar didn’t seem viable, but now, he […] Read more

Portable Solar or My Escape from the Confines of the City

When the stuffy noisy bustle of the city starts to close in its time to escape. That means either the Sierra Mountains or Grand Canyon and it also means going off-grid with my favorite portable solar charger. As the years passed the romance of the West Coast big city life has grown old. Travel in […] Read more

1350 Watt Emergency Backup Solar Kit

Here is a compact 1350 watt solar kit that is the perfect size for quick dependable home emergency back-up power. Don’t let another utility blackout leave you in the dark. This is a fabulous small solar backup kit is completely plug-n-play with a 90 watt solar panel ready to power a wide variety of electronics. […] Read more

Home Plug-and-Play DIY Solar Kits, Install Smart

We had an interesting conversation about home plug-and-play DIY solar kit with a customer from Florida this week. The Floridian was asking about our DIY home solar kits with micro-inverters and could he just rig a plug that just connects via an outlet. This is not an uncommon question and when the inquiry was directed […] Read more

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

Off-Grid Solar Batteries Power a Home 24 / 7

Most solar off-grid power systems will require a battery bank to store energy for use later when the sun is not shinning. A battery bank is like the gas tank in your car. The larger the tank, the longer you can go between fill ups. However, a larger tank also means it will take longer […] Read more

No Electricity, No Power, No Food, No Solar Emergency Generator

It seems that nasty weather is becoming more the new normal these days. Unusual hurricanes, snow storms, floods that cut off whole towns are increasing in number and ferociousness. From lights in your home to powering hungry electronics it is very difficult to do anything without power these days. Power blackouts can have very serious […] 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

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