If you’re heading out for more than a day or two and will be dependent on electronic devices, then a portable solar panel could be the ideal solution. The great thing about solar is that its internal battery can be fully charged before leaving the comfort of civilisation. Then, when it comes to recharging your devices, they can be simultaneously topped up courtesy of the sun. This ‘drip-feed’ approach to charging and the fact that they can be recharged miles from the grid means that solar chargers are one of the most reliable forms of portable energy available.
They are also increasingly efficient and affordable, so even if you are heading out somewhere that is not guaranteed wall to wall sunshine, they should still be able to generate a charge. Just place one on the back of your rucksack, or on top of the tent and leave it to absorb the abundant and free energy around you.
1. Pre-charge internal battery at home
2. Solar panels ‘top up’ power whilst out
3. Lots of sizes and weights depending on need
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