What you Need to Know About the Latest Advancements in Portable Solar Chargers

Portable technology, solar panel, tablet, laptop and backpack in a forest
Portable technology, solar panel, tablet, laptop and backpack in a forest

Saving the planet from destruction is no longer just for superheroes in action films. In fact, being sustainable and environmentally responsible has become a way of life and quite mainstream in today’s culture. If you are like most people, recycling is probably the extent to which you engage in sustainable practices. While recycling in itself is responsible and an admirable behaviour, there are some other things that you can do quite easily to increase your impact on the environment. One of the easiest ways to begin to make an immediate impact on the reduction of your carbon footprint is by using portable solar chargers. When most people hear of using solar, they instantly think of solar panels for a roof. Due to technological advancements, solar products have come a long way in recent years making the lack of accessibility and usefulness a thing of the past. This article will delve into information about such advancements in technology which will help generate ideas in how you can start using portable solar chargers in your lifestyle. Finally, if you are not sure which portable solar charger is best, be sure to check out 7 of this year’s top choices.

A solar charger is a power bank that produces energy in the form of electricity from the use of the sun. By using the sun’s rays, a solar charger has the ability to convert the sunshine into energy that can be stored and later used to power electronics, camping equipment, or even an RV! Portable solar chargers come in all shapes and sizes which makes them easy to use, efficient, and environmentally responsible. One of the biggest impacts that technology has made on solar power charger is the fact that they are now small enough to be portable. This means that you can take a portable solar charger with you just about anywhere that you go with direct sunlight. 

The use of solar in public places.

Some countries who have pledged to do everything that they can to help sustain the environment are now offering public spaces with portable solar chargers available for use. These types of chargers are typically on wheels and can move around quite freely. This type of charger can be used in one location by a number of people and then easily moved to another location and be used by another group of people. The benefit to having a solar panel on wheels is that it can easily be used by the masses in a large, public space.

Mobile phones and portable devices.

Typically, the most common use of a solar power charger among the mainstream population is for cell phones and other portable devices. Solar chargers are small, thin, and can be easily transported in a backpack or purse. When shopping for a portable solar power charger for a mobile phone, tablet, or other small devices, you will need to take into consideration the different types of solar chargers. For example, thin solar panels are not as efficient as monocrystalline panels, however, the latter is not as maneuverable.

Expansion into third world countries who currently use kerosene lamps for light.

Believe it or not, many underdeveloped countries operate without the use of power lighting on a regular basis. This is changing though due to technology and the use of solar power. Many countries are now switching from using kerosene to solar power. The health problems such as lung and throat cancer, infections, cataracts, and low birth weight were all factors of using kerosene on a regular basis as a power source. Solar power has changed many lives, especially those who live in rural areas with no modern-day infrastructure at all. 

The future.

Elon Musk has recently announced the invention of a new battery configuration that can provide off-grid systems with the ability to recharge, regardless of where they are located. Advancements such as this one make it much easier to reduce your carbon footprint and begin making a difference in the environment without having to rock the boat or require too much change too fast.


It goes without saying that there is a lot that you can do with a portable solar power charger. Whether you want to recharge your mobile phone or tablet, or you want to travel to a third world country and distribute solar power banks, the use of solar energy can impact everybody on the planet in a positive way.


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