Are you wondering what portable solar power can do for you?
There’s a great line in an old Crowded House song: “Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you”.
Maybe, but it points out the brilliant advantage of solar power: You can use it wherever the sun shines.
For instance, say you’re taking out the Winnebago for a cross-country tour and you’re not always going to be staying on RV lots. This would be a perfect time to get familiar with RV solar power.
Or what if it’s finally boating season and you’re wondering how you’re going to keep your boat’s battery charged when it’s not in use. It might just be time for a marine solar panel .
If you’re looking for back-up power around the home in case of a power outage, you could see what a solar generator can do.
The list of small-scale solar power options includes:
- Capturing the sun’s power with a solar power backpack
- Unrolling portable power with a flexible solar panel (also known as roll up solar panels)
- Unfolding portable power with a folding solar panel
Once you’ve seen what these little solar powered beauties can do, you might start thinking about other ways you could put solar energy to use.
After all, when you can take solar power anywhere the sun shines, the only limit is your imagination.
Here are a few more ideas to get you started:
- Using a solar powered battery charger
- Cooking with a solar oven
- Keeping clean with a solar shower
- Renting a solar power trailer for your wedding or event
- Charging your cell phone with a solar phone charger
- Keeping your car battery topped up with a solar car battery charger
Portable solar power could be a good way for you to keep your sump pump running during a power outage or maybe you just need a solar iPod charger or solar laptop charger so you can keep your gadgets powered at the beach.
The great thing is that as solar panels continue to get lighter and more efficient they will continue to improve as a solution to your portable power needs.
Thin film solar panels are a great example of this. They have allowed solar panels to become lightweight as well as flexible. Now taking solar panels on your camping trip isn’t as crazy as it would have sounded twenty years ago.
In fact, it could be the perfect way to keep your ipod and cell phone charged as you enjoy the great outdoors.
Before you know it you could be cooking your meals with a solar oven while wearing a hat with one of those solar powered fans clipped to the brim.
Okay, maybe that’s going too far.
The point is, whether you’re looking for back-up power or you want to take the comforts of home wherever the sun shines, planning your own portable solar power solution could be the answer.