Solar Panels

The best solar panels, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 23, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Solar Panel Reviews

Renogy E.TUNES Solar Bluetooth Speaker

rated 5 of 5 stars A powerful speaker that produces great sound with the ability to charge while out on adventures. Also has a large capacity battery that can be used to not only play music but also charge your phone. As a member of another website, I get new and interesting products to try out at campgrounds I visit in exchange for a review. On a recent bike camping trip, I tried out the Renogy E.TUNES Solar Bluetooth Speaker. My takeaways from using the combo speaker/solar charger are: The solar panel actually… Full review

Goal Zero Nomad 7

rated 4 of 5 stars Pretty cool product, this was my first solar purchase, and it did its job—keeping the camera on a Samsung phone charged, and also so I can use a wildflower identification app. I was backpacking in the Trinity Alps, so it was "Northern California Wildflowers" from GooglePlay I didn't know what to expect with this solar charger, so I'm pretty thrilled with the results that I did get, as opposed to having a dead phone. In full sun I got a very fast direct charge, maybe even faster than an outlet… Full review

Suaoki SunPower 14W Solar Charger

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, compact, and inexpensive solar charger, providing adequate power supply in stationary state. The build quality is surprisingly good, but there is still some room for improvement. It has somewhat limited use scope due to inability to provide adequate power on the go. Also its effective usage is not really straightforward and requires sunny weather. Background My first experience in solar panels was GoalZero Nomad 7, a gift from our close friend. In folded state it was about A5-sized… Full review

Suntactics sCharger-14

rated 5 of 5 stars Great charging power, robust. I have the larger 14 model, but it's identical other than size to the sCharger-5. Charges fast and picks something up even in very low light. Full review

Renogy 21 Watt Foldable PowerPort Solar Panel

rated 4 of 5 stars The solar panel is a highly efficient 3 panel portable charger that is designed for use in emergency situations off the grid or device charging on long trips away from power sources. The charger contains two USB ports that are designed to be "smart" and deliver the appropriate amount of energy to each device efficiently. I would say this charger is probably best used for backpacking where it functions as a helpful tool, but should not be relied on for daily charging. As a member of another website,… Full review

Renogy E-Flex10

rated 5 of 5 stars It is so lightweight and very compact. Since receiving it I’ve had it in my overnight bag, my hiking bag, and an emergency bag in my Jeep and it still looks brand new while being a super useful tool around camp. I’d strongly suggest you get one (or two) of these if you want a little added security for an emergency pack or if you plan to be in the woods for a few days and would rather not risk killing your car battery charging your portable electronics. As a member of another website, I sometimes… Full review

Suntactics sCharger-5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Suntactics sCharger-5 Portable Solar Charger is elegantly designed to be minimalistic and yet also effective at charging a wide variety of electronic devices (any that can be charged with a USB cable). In full sun, it delivers sufficient power to charge a cell phone and is also lightweight enough to serve as a viable power source during backcountry trips. Product specs: Output: 1200mA, 5V, 6 Watts Circuitry: 1-USB Port, Auto-Retry™ (Auto-Recovery) Weight: ~7oz (200 Grams) Waterproof: 40… Full review

Renogy E-Flex10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Renogy E.Flex 10 Folding Solar Panel with USB offers affordable, lightweight, packable, solar to economically power electronic devises at home, on the go, or in the backcountry. The Renogy E-Flex 10 arrived in a small but smartly packaged box. The panels were folded and couched in foam cutouts. Beneath the panels were two small 1.85-inch carabiners, four 1.25-inch suction cups, and a bifold instruction pamphlet. The technical information can be easily acquired from Renogy’s website. For purposes… Full review

Bushnell SolarWrap Mini

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's for backup. This is for field, for emergency. It's for backup, not for charging all tec devices. This is for field, for charge, maybe the phone, a GPS, things like that, for emergency. This is not The Walking Dead, in a Survival situation. You don't need an iPad; you are in the field, No iPad apertura HD can replace the stars etc. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Goal Zero Boulder 30
$136 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
BioLite SolarPanel 5+
$80
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Goal Zero Nomad 7
$68
Goal Zero Venture 30 Power Bank + Nomad 7 Plus Solar Kit
$180
Goal Zero Nomad 100
$500
Goal Zero Nomad 13
$103 - $111
Goal Zero Swtich 10 Core Solar Kit
$130
Brunton SolarRoll 14
$225
Powertraveller Solargorilla
$190
Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit
$1,300
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus
$80 - $89
Goal Zero Boulder 50 Solar Panel
$150
Goal Zero Elite Nomad 13.5M
$75 - $149
Goal Zero Boulder 100 Solar Panel
$250
Goal Zero Boulder 200 Solar Panel Briefcase
$575
Goal Zero Nomad 28 Plus
$250
Goal Zero Boulder 100 Solar Panel Briefcase
$240 - $299
Goal Zero Nomad 14 Plus
$150
Goal Zero Boulder 90
$375
Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus + Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel Kit
$100
BioLite SolarPanel 10+
$130
BioLite SolarPanel 5
$51 - $59
Goal Zero Nomad 20M
$100 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Renogy E-Flex10
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
JOOS Orange
$149 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Power Practical The PowerPot Pot/Pan / Solar Panel / Power Storage
$149 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Solio Magnesium Solar Charger
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EnerPlex Kickr IV
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suntactics sCharger-14
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Elios Chargers Hybrid Solar Charger
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Renogy E.TUNES Solar Bluetooth Speaker
$120 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Poweradd Apollo
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Suntactics sCharger-5
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sunlinq 6
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Suaoki SunPower 14W Solar Charger
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Bushnell SolarWrap Mini
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Mobile Kit
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Renogy 21 Watt Foldable PowerPort Solar Panel
$60 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
PowerFilm USB+AA Solar Charger
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Brunton Restore
$120 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Goal Zero Nomad 3.5
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Goal Zero Elite Sherpa 50 Adventure Kit
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
BLKBOX Portable Solar Charger
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Brunton Explorer
$94 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Solio Classic
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Novothink Surge
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
Marrs Mission 1
Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharging Kit
Brunton SolarFlat 15
$180 MSRP