Off grid living will become more common place as energy storage & solar generation become more ubiquitous.

The Three Top Portable Solar Generator Companies

Contributed by | Zanmel

 

Off grid living will become more common place as energy storage & solar generation become more ubiquitous.  Technavio an industry research firm as estimated that Solar generator demand because of off-grid connectivity will reach $388M by 2019.  

Technavio further commented that The Americas dominated the global solar generator market accounting for 44% market share. The off-grid connectivity segment will continue to dominate the market with around 86% share with an 8% CAGR over the forecast period. The main drivers of demands for these portable solar Off-grid generators include independence from the utility grid, awareness towards climate change crisis, tax incentives & use during emergency/power shortages at rural worksites or greenhouses.

We analyzed Amazon product shopping categories to find the 3 most popular companies making products in this area.

 

Goal Zero

GoalZero was founded by Robert Workman who started the TIFIE Humanitarian (Teaching Individuals and Families Independence through Enterprise) after visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and witnessing first-hand the need for helping people out of poverty. His revelation was to teach villagers how to run a sustainable business in their communities and empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty. GoalZero makes portable power units, solar panels & kit, lighting & other accessories. The Goal Zero 22004 Yeti 150 Solar Generator, is rated at 4 stars and has more than 240 reviews, is an example product from GoalZero.

  • Powers laptops, lights and smartphones anywhere you need them with a built-in AC inverter

  • Convenient pop-up handle and stackable shape to take it along for the ride

  • Quickly refuel from wall, car or sun; car charger and solar charger sold separately

  • 2 Ampere USB outlet, 12 Volts output and 80 Watts AC inverter included

 

RavPower

 

RavPower specializes in replacement Laptop Batteries and AC adapters, external battery power banks, replacement cell phone batteries, and various battery chargers. The RAVPower 15W Solar Charger is an example of their product. The product is rated at 4.5 stars and has more than 670 reviews,.  The product features include:

  • High conversion solar charging technology keeps your device powered up with free solar power
  • Two ports with max 3A total output to charge two devices simultaneously
  • iSmart technology ensure 100% compatibility and fastest charging speed for your devices
  • Foldable design, easy to carry around, great for any outdoor trips and activities
  • Water-resistant and mould-resistant nylon to endure all weather conditions

 

Renogy

Renogy supplies solar panels for homes, businesses, and recreational vehicles. An example product from them is the Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Foldable Solar Suitcase (189 gave it a 4.5 rating) whose features include:

  • Adjustable corrosion resistant aluminum stand, heavy duty handle and latches for longevity
  • Charge controller with LCD display and fully adjustable parameters setting
  • Battery alligator clips for ease of connection
  • The low-voltage system avoids electric shock hazards

 

 

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