If you go outdoor, you can still use your gadgets without spending on batteries. The solar energy is everywhere, just collect it, here you have what you need for the job, portable foldable solar panels for camping and similar activities.
The list contains true Amazon bestsellers from this industry, collected from various Amazon departments, highly rated and extremely popular. You will notice that many of them are Amazon Prime items, so you might save on shipping.
Note that this list is dynamic, it is updated regularly, so new models may appear and the prices of the models in the list may change, as you realize some of them are always with discounts. So bookmark this text and visit from time to time to check what is happening on the market.
These items are not only for leisure, but they also are popular among preppers as well and you can combine them with portable power generators and save on gas. If you go hunting, you might want to have one of these solar powered panels attached to the tent.
How you can use such a portable solar panel
You can do the following:
- Charge directly from the panel by connecting your gadget to it. This works if you have direct sunlight.
- Charge from the solar-charged battery bank. This is convenient because the power bank can be in the process of collecting the power all the time while you are doing other activities. So the energy is stored and then you can charge your gadget even at night.
Why using this system
The solar energy is free, so after some initial investment you can collect it. It is clean and renewable, and the Sun is going to be around for another 5 billion years or so.
Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline Solar Cells – what is this
You will see these terms in the description of the solar panels in the list. The monocrystalline cells are made out of a cylindrical silicon ingot, with even color and uniform external appearance. These have a slightly higher efficiency rate (around 15-20%) as being built from the highest grade silicone. They tend to perform great in low-light conditions.
Polycrystalline silicon was in fact the first material used in this industry, it is less expensive but slightly less efficient with the efficiency rate of 13-16%.
How solar panels work
The principle of work of solar panels is more or less the same regardless of their size and purpose. There is a lot of physics and engineering behind this, you might want to see a bit in this video:
So here is our list with best portable foldable solar panels for camping, have a look, you will realize what makes them bestsellers:
- 【High-Efficieny】The high-efficiency of its three solar Monocrystalline panels cell is based on SunPower Maxeon technology, that allows them to reach 21%-24% of conversion efficiency while providing enough power (up to 2.0A max per port or 3.0 A max overall)
- 【Advanced Smart IC Chip Technology】 Microchip support to detects the electronic devices plugged into the USB ports for fast charging two phones simultaneously under safe conditions as well as the prevention of overheating
- 【Portable and Foldable】The 6.3x 11.1x 1.06 inch (when folded ) small size and 17.3-ounce design that can easily squeeze in your backpack offers portability and simplicity, and the attachment hook makes it ideal for connecting to a backpack while you’re on the hiking or walking around town
- 【Dualable Design】The canvas surface and precision stitching withstand rugged for outdoor use and the PET polymer cover that guarantees IPX4 waterproof level protection will make the panels resistant to water and even dust
- 【Package】Nekteck 21W Solar Charging Panel, 2.6ft(80cm)Micro USB Cable, User Manual
- 【Reliable】Advanced encapsulation material with multi-layered sheet laminations enhance cell performance and provide a long service life.
- 【Durable】 positive output tolerance (0-3%); withstands high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa).
- 【Versatile】Use it for your RV when camping, or during beach trips with the family, either way this monocrystalline panel provides you with the most efficiency per space.
- 【Installation Ready】Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel allow for fast mounting and securing. Pre-drilled holes included for grounding. Compatible with different Renogy mounting systems such as Z-Brackets, Pole Mounts and Tilt Mounts.
- 【Warranty 】25-year transferable power output ; 5-year material and workmanship .
- Designed For Most Portable Power Station: The DC 19V output for charging portable power station generator, compatible with Suaoki, Jackery, Webetop, Goal Zero, Paxcess etc. The kits comes with a 14.5V charge controlling box, it can charge the 12 volt battery for cars boats RVs marine etc directly. Please don't charge the 12V batteries by connecting to the DC 19V port with a solar charge controller, it may damage the circuitry in the junction box.
- USB Smart Charging Technology: Dual USB Ports QC3.0 & 2.0 (5V/9V/12V 2A max), Designed for smartphones and tablets (compatible with iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy), GPS, digital cameras etc. Perfect for outdoor life and even unexpected power outages. The build-in smart IC chip intelligently identifies your device, and maximizes its charging speed while protects your devices from over charging and overloading.
- Powerful High Conversion Efficiency: With high efficiency monocrystalline solar cell, you will get greater power efficiency even though the panel is smaller than a traditional model Maximizes system output by reducing mismatch loss. It performs better than similarly rated polycrystalline solar panels at low-light conditions.
- Foldable and Lightweight Easy to Carry: This solar panel weighs only 5.1lb (2.3kg), fold size 11*7.8*2.9 inch, making it easier to mount, transport, hang.
- Waterproof and Durable: The solar panel is fully Laminated, made by advanced laminated technology and long lasting ETFE material, made for long term use over 15 years. The solar panel is waterproof to endure all weather conditions, it can be washed by water directly, ideal for outdoor activities such as camping, climbing, hiking, picnic, road trip.
- Founded in California in 2012, Jackery specializes in providing outdoor green power solutions for explorers. Jackery portable power station, power outdoors.
- HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCY SOLAR GENERATOR: High conversion efficiency up to 23%, building up a PortableSolar-Generator System together with Jackery Explorer 160/240/500 power station (sold separately). Ideally suited for the outdoor life and even unexpected power outages (The solar panel can't charge Explorer 440/Powerpro).
- PORTABLE & FOLDABLE SOLAR CHARGER WITH KICKSTAND: Foldable design with a TPE rubber handle, weighs only 3.3lb. Convenient to carry it wherever you go. Slightly adjust the angle with the kickstand.Recharge your Jackery power station Explorer 240/160 (Explorer 240/160 sold separately) on-the-go with 60W solar panel.
- SOLAR CHARGER WITH USB OUTPUTS: Equipped with 1* USB-C output port and 1* USB-A output port, charging multiple small devices at the same time, including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and more.
- WHAT'S INCLUDED: 1*Jackery SolarSaga 60W Solar Panel, 1*3M extension cord.
- ROCKPALS 250W Portable Power Station and ROCKPALS 60W Solar Panel, ROCKPALS Portable Solar Generator for Backup power, outdoor adventure and camping
- 【 26000mAh/84Wh High Capacity Battery 】- Solar Powered Generator, 12 years lifespan, cycle more than 3000 times, storage solar generator power to battery with solar panel and supply power to LED light and mobile phone.
- 【 Meet Long Continuous Lighting Needs 】- The generator built-in lights of 2 levels, full charged continue lighting up 64 hours. 3 external lamps with individual switch continue lighting up 40 hours. High brightness up to 140Lumens/W, low consumption.
- 【 Lightweight and Small 】- Portable power station, only 2.1 lbs weight, plug and play. Comes with a handle, easy to carry. Perfect emergency power backup for home and widely applicable to travel, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, expedition for outdoor activities.
- 【 2 Charging Ways 】- Solar panel charging: 4.2V/18W high-quality solar panel, charging 1 day, lighting up to 2.5 days. USB charging: suits for wall plug, battery, car, etc.（TIPS: When charging, please turn on the blue switch)
- 【 Our Guarantee 】 -This solar power generator is reliable. We offer 2 Year Warranty and 90-Day FULL REFUND service if our generator kit doesn't meet your needs! * JUST BUY IT NOW*
- HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCY Built with highly efficient SunPower Maxeon solar cell that is known to perform better than conventional panels in the market. It can produce up to 28W which is higher compared to other solar panel chargers
- DURABLE AND WATER RESISTANT Highly reliable for outdoor use like hiking, camping and long travels. With its IPX4 waterproof technology, robust canvas surface and stitching it can withstand different weather conditions.
- PROVIDES POWER FOR 2 USB DEVICES: It can simultaneously charge 2USB devices up to 2.4A(5V) max per port or 4.0A (5V) as its maximum charging power. And it is compatible with majority of mobile phones- iPhone/iPad/Kindle Fire/Galaxy tablets/Galaxy S, GPS, Camera, tablets and other USB devices.
- FOLDABLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT The solar panels can be folded (6.3x 11.1x 1.1 inch) and can easily be attached to your backpack or travel bags since it has 2 metal hooks and 5 eyelets. You can bring it whenever you’re outside travelling, hiking, fishing or trekking so your devices never run out of power while there is sunlight.
- SMART IC CHIP TECHNOLOGY and SAFETY FEATURE Built with voltage stabilization and an innovative chip that detects the best or maximum charging requirement of your device so your devices can be charged safely and fast.
- Founded in California in 2012, Jackery specializes in providing outdoor green power solutions for explorers. Jackery portable power station, power outdoors.
- QUIET GENERATOR & ECO-FRIENDLY CLEAN POWER: Build up your Portable-Solar-Generator System together with Jackery Solar Saga 100W and Jackery Explorer 160/240/500/1000 power station (sold separately). Ideally suited for the outdoor life and even unexpected power outages.
- HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCY SOLAR GENERATOR: High conversion efficiency up to 23%, generate more energy and perform better than conventional panels in hot weather.
- SOLAR CHARGER WITH USB OUTPUTS: Equipped with 1* USB-C(5V,3A) output port and 1* USB-A(5V, 2.4A) output port, charging multiple small devices at the same time, including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and more. Please note that USB-C port can not support PD charging.
- WHAT'S INCLUDED: 1*Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel.
- 222Wh Back-up Power Supply: Wide applications make it suitable for lots of devices; 110V AC outlets can charge your CPAP machine, tablet, laptop, TV, fan, Christmas lights etc; 2 * 12V DC Ports can be used for car vacuum, car refrigerator, car air fan and car charger etc; 2* QC3.0 USB and 1 * 2.4A USB ports can charge your phones, drones, iPad, GPS, mp3, camera, etc.
- Cool Features: The silver case is metal and the black ends are plastic, more durable than other soalr generators.With 300W continuous power, 350W peak power, 60000mAh battery capacity and pure sine wave, this power generator can charge your devices more stably;5.6lb light weight makes it perfectly fit in your backpack. Key Product Features.
- Recharge Solar Generator: The battery pack can be recharged from the sun with a solar panel (NOT INCLUDED); can be fully charged by being plugged into the wall outlet; and it can also be charged by plugging into your car 12V socket (car charger included).KINDLY NOTE THAT THE POWER STATION CAN NOT BE CHARGE AND USE AT THE SAME TIME.
- Safety Warranty: Built-in multi safety protections like short-circuit protection, low-voltage protection, overheat protection, lock-on protection, over-voltage protection and over-current protection. THE LABEL INDICATED ON THE ITEM SHOWS 20Ah (20000mAh), PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT THE TOTAL CAPACITY. THE 300W SOLAR GENERATOR BUILDS INTO 3 LITHIUM BATTERIES, EACH ONE IS 20000mAh, SO THE TOTAL CAPACITY OF FLASHFISH G300 IS 60000mAh.
- Enjoy Outdoor Activities: Our generator has an easy-to-carry handle, convenient for camping, fishing, travelling, other outdoor activities and emergency usage. Eliminate your worry about no electricity in your devices and power outage at home.
- 【PORTABLE DESIGN AND WIDE APPLICABILITY】-- The panel is well protected in a thick fabric pocket sewn. A practical carrying handle is available easy to carry and use and with, Ideal to use for cars,roofing,motorcycles,boats,snowmobiles,tractorscamping, camping, climbing, hiking, picnic, charging your car battery, or in emergencies，shine a light on your shed
- 【FOLDABLE AND LIGHTWEIGHT EASY TO CARRY】-- This solar panel photovoltaic packs 150W of power yet is only 2.4cm thick and weighs only 4.1kg., making it easier to mount,transport, hang, and remove.solar panel usb port output
- 【PUT A LOT OF POWER INTO YOUR BATTERY BANK】-- powerful high conversion efficiency with high efficiency monocrystalline solar cell, you will get greater power efficiency even though the panel is smaller than a traditional model.Maximizes system output by reducing mismatch loss
- 【COMPLETE KIT】--you really don't NEED anything else to charge your battery,FREE solar controller for you (save 15 dollars），Solar charger for all 12V batteries with its 18V optimum power voltage.
- 【AMAZON WAREHOUSE FAST DELIVERY+ INTIMATE AFTER-SALES SERVICE】-- Amazon FBA delivery, Receive goods in time，any questions you can contact us at any time, we will do our best to provide you with a satisfactory solution to ensure that you will not suffer any loss.
- 【High Efficiency】High efficiency up to 23%, building up a Portable-Solar-Generator System together with AIPER power station FLASH-150/DISCOVERER 300 ( FLASH-150 and DISCOVERER 300 sold separately). Ideally suited for the outdoor life and even unexpected power outages
- 【Chainable solar panel with 10 different size connectors for power stations】Chainable solar panel, connects 2 AIPER solar panels together, charge faster. Includes 10 different size connectors (8mm DC Adapter for Goal Zero/Jackery Explorer 150/240/500/1000 and PAXCESS 330W power station , 3.5 * 1.35mm DC Adapter for Suaoki 150Wh portable Generator and our Flash 150, and 5.5*2.1mm DC Adapter for Rockpals 250W PAXCESS 200W portable generator and our Discoverer 300)
- 【Solar charger with USB outputs】Equipped with 1*QC3.0 port and 1* 5V/2A USB-A output port, can automatically detect the device and charge at full speed, charging multiple portable device at the same time, including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, etc.
- 【Foldable solar panel with kickstand】- Foldable design with easy carry handles, convenient to carry it wherever you go (Folded dimensions: 20.8 * 13.8 inches). Slightly adjust the angle with the kickstand
- 【Buy with Confidence】: At Aiper, customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority, that’s why we provide you 45 days replacement or full refund and 12 months worry-free warranty. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us and we sincerely offer friendly customer service within 24 hours
- MADE FOR SOLAR GENERATORS - Compatible with most solar generator on the market ( but not for Jackery 440 ). With our included different size of connectors(8mm DC Adapter for Goal Zero, 5.5 * 2.5mm DC Adapter for Suaoki portable Generator and 3.5 * 1.35mm DC Adapter for Paxcess portable Power Generator), and 5V USB devices, including smartphones and tablets(iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy), GPS, digital cameras, etc.
- 3-USB SMART CHARGING TECHNOLOGY - The build-in smart IC chip intelligently identifies your device, and maximizes its charging speed while protects your devices from over charging and overloading. The charging current of USB ports (up to 2.4A max 5V DC per port, 6A max overall) is monitored and automatically adjusted according to the sunlight level.
- HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCY - Constructed of high-efficiency solar arrays,convert up to 21.5-23.5% of solar power into free energy.
- WATER-RESISTANT & DURABLE - Made from durable Oxford cloth. The solar panel is water resistant to endure all weather conditions, ideal for outdoor activities such as camping, climbing, hiking, picnic. Please NOTE: The junction box is not waterproof and please keep it dry.
- FORDABLE & PORTABLE - Foldable design, convenient to carry it wherever you go. Folded dimensions: 20.5 * 14.2 * 2.6 inches.
- 【UPGRADED VERSION, MORE POWER】: Paxcess upgraded 120W portable solar panel, One of the highest charging efficiency, power your larger lithium power stations with the 120W Solar Panel. it is perfect for camping and RV life use. Included 4 different size of connectors, perfect companion for most portable solar generatos on the market (PAXCESS ROCKMAN 200W/300W/500W, ROCKPALS 250W/300W/500W/PRYMAX 300W portable power station, Jackery Explorer 160/240/500, Suaoki portable generator etc.)
- 【HIGH ENERGY CONVERSION】Paxcess 120W portable Solar Panel with high conversion efficiency up to 23%, you can make the most use of the sun and convert the sunlight into clean energy, it ideally suited for outdoor life and even unexpected power outages. Now you have endless power supply to keep going, even off-the-grid
- 【2X FASTER Charge】: Equipped with USB QC 3.0 & Type C outputs (5V/9V/12V 2A max), provides 2X faster charging speedy for your smartphones, tablets, laptops, lamps, power banks, Macbook Pro, iPad, switch, etc. Perfect for outdoor life and even unexpected power outages
- 【SOLAR PANEL WITH KICKSTAND】Paxcess solar panel is portable and foldable with kickstand, Slightly adjust the angle with the kickstand, get up to 25% more sunlight than flat laying. Recharge your PAXCESS ROCKMAN 200W/300W solar generator and other on-grid and off-grid inverters on-the-go with PAXCESS 120W solar panel
- 【LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE】: Paxcess 120W Solar Panel is designed for Portability. You get maximum exposure to the sun when using the Solar Panel, and great portability by folding and packing in a neat bag when storing or travelling with the Panel, Building up a Portable-Solar-Generator System, for Road Trip Camping Travel Emergency Backup CPAP
- 25000mAh Huge Capacity: The solar charger is made from Li-polymer battery with 25000mAh capacity, which is enough to support a outdoor fancier to travel for 9 days on average.
- Solar Powered: The Power Bank is equipped with 4 foldable solar panels, with power of 6w. On clear days, the solar panels can convert the solar energy with the speed of 1.2A, 4-6 times faster than the normal ones. It also supports wall charger to charge it.
- Outdoor Equipment: It is especially designed for outdoor fanciers, since it acts as a battery pack but also a perfect outdoor companion. It supports to charge 2 devices with maximum 2.1A. Besides, there are 3 modes of the built-in flashlights: bright/SOS/flickering to light up the way and look for help in the dark, not to mention its sturdy outer case to resist water, dust and falling.
- Portable Design: The 4 panels of the power bank is foldable and its almost the same size as iPhone11, which is allowed to put in any pockets and bags. Due to its small size, it is also suitable for daily use such as hanging out with friends, dating or other activities.
- Safety and Service: The built-in smart circuitry ensures protection against overcharging, short-circuiting and discharging thus protect your devices. 12-month Warranty is provided. Please feel free to contact us if you have any problems, we will do our best to providing you a pleasant shopping experience.
- ✹Portable Solar Power Bank-perfect emergency power backup✹Solar Powered Generator, perfect emergency power backup for home, travel, camping. Small Basic Solar Generator Kit, rechargeable & replaceable battery solar generator system, storage solar generator power to battery with solar panel and supply power to LED light and mobile phone.
- ✹Meet Continuous Lighting Needs✹The Generator With its own lights of 2 levels and 3 extra bright white LED bulbs, ideal to bring you lightness with low power consumption, more durable to use, constant current IC driver, good stability, brightness always maintained above 100LM.
- ✹Multiple-occasions Used Portable Solar Lighting System✹Portable solar powered generator, widely applicable to camping, hiking, fishing, expedition, hunting, outdoor activities and home as emergency power supply. Small basic generator kit, comes with a handle, easy to carry; the most suitable for a variety of outdoor leisure, field work.
- ✹Integrated packing Portable Energy Storage Lighting✹Mini size Energy station, with solar panel, battery and light bulbs, convenient to carry, Compact design, easy installation. Anti-dust, DC& USB output, safe and reliable. Integrated packing, easy transportation.
- ✹Worry-Free Solar Electric Generator✹ This solar power generator is reliable, Using LiFePO4 battery, the life span is more than 12 yearsbattery. We offer 60-Day FULL REFUND service and 12-Month Product Service. ☛JUST BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!☚
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