Portable solar panels are one of the hottest trends in solar power energy. Using portable solar panels allows you to have energy just about anywhere, whether on or off the normal power grid. Portable solar panels are designed much like traditional solar energy systems used for homes or businesses, with one major difference. These solar systems are meant to go anywhere you need them.
Some of the most common uses for large portable solar panels include research and scientific applications that require researchers to be located in very remote areas for long periods of time. Think of them as the ultimate in high tech camping equipment!
Portable solar panels are also used as backup generator systems. When you have equipment or systems that simply cannot fail because the power is off, a portable solar panel system makes the perfect backup plan.
Portable solar panels are also being used increasingly for disaster aid situations. In areas that have been devastated by flooding, hurricanes or other storms, portable solar panels can provide the power necessary to keep disaster victims safe and provide temporary power for shelters, etc.
The Wide Variety of Portable Solar Panels
The type of portable solar panels you’ll need depends upon your application. These products come in a wide variety of size, prices and applications. Some of the smallest applications include small solar lights with the panels built right in. Set the lamps out during the day and their panels will absorb enough solar energy to light your campsite for the evening. Other small applications include solar panels for charging cell phones.
Larger applications are those designed to be a primary power source for a period of time. These applications use large solar panels made of lighter and thinner materials than traditional solar panels, to make them more portable. The panels can usually be folded to make them easier to transport and move around. Small portable solar panels can be inexpensive enough to make them an attractive item for people who camp regularly or who have frequent power outages. Some of the largest portable systems, however, can be quite expensive.
As the costs of portable solar panels continues to decline, you’re sure to see more small scale applications, designed for campers and other who just want all the conveniences of home even when away from home. But, they will also continue to be one of the most reliable and useful tools for providing power any where, any time, regardless of location or situation.