BioLite SolarPanel 5

Mar 17, 2016

Category: Tech

Way back in 1839, a guy by the name of Alexandre Edmond Becquerel discovered that when you expose certain materials to light, they end up producing electricity. Since then, solar technology has been (very) slowly developed into a viable power source that can feed your house, cars, and now – thanks to BioLite’s SolarPanel 5 series – all the electronic gadgets that you take with you on long hikes and backpacking trips.

This 5-watt panel is a simple but extremely useful piece of tech. When in full sunlight, it can charge a phone in just two hours – something BioLite makes easy to do by including a swivel stand and sun-dial that helps you align the device directly with the sun. If you want to just set it and forget it, BioLite’s new device has an auto re-connect system that switches back on as soon as cloudy skies – meaning you never have to worry about it dying on you. Pick one up for $60. [Purchase]

Biolite SolarPanel 5 and 5+ 1

SolarPanel 5 and 5+ 2

Biolite SolarPanel 5 and 5+ 3

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