3 Temporary Outdoor Solar Power Generation Solutions

When going for outdoor camping or other outdoor activities, the need for a reliable outdoor power source is crucial. We take many electronic and electrical appliances with us outdoors that require power sources to run, such as laptops, lights, kettles, projectors, etc. Although there are many options for outdoor power sources, the small electric generator powered through solar panels is a sustainable power option.

Solar panels harness the solar energy from the sun, which is freely available in any outdoor place we go. This makes solar-based portable battery chargers (solar generators) handy devices to power our outdoor appliances without any dependence on grid supply. Therefore, this guide will talk in detail about the role of portable battery chargers with solar panels and present 3 best temporary outdoor solar power generation solutions.

The Versatility and Role of Portable Battery Chargers in Various Outdoor Activities

Portable battery chargers are the ideal companion during various outdoor activities. Whether you are going hiking, camping, cycling, fishing, or any other outdoor activity, you need a power source to charge/power your devices. A portable battery charger provides power on the go and can power all your essential outdoor devices, such as smartphones, laptops, lights, speakers, etc.

However, portable battery chargers can drain after powering your devices for some time. So, solar panels come into action to charge portable battery chargers outdoors. Solar panels convert solar energy into DC power, which can charge portable battery chargers.

Solar panels are portable, eco-friendly, and cost-effective. This makes them ideal for charging battery chargers or directly powering your devices. It means that you need a combo of a portable battery charger and solar panels to fulfill the required power needs during outdoor activities. This combination of a portable battery charger and solar panels is available today in the form of small electric generators, also called solar power generators.

So, let's now discuss the three best temporary solar-based small electric generators for outdoor use.

1. Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus

Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus is an 11lbs super-lightweight small electric generator that comes with two major components. First is the Jackery Explorer 300 Plus Portable Power Station, a backpack-sized portable power station with a 288Wh capacity and 300W power output. The second component is a book-sized foldable solar panel with a 40W/100W rating.

With a compact power station and iPad-sized solar panels, Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus offers infinite power for almost all outdoor adventures. Let's look at the specs and features of this small electric generator before talking about its benefits and applications:

  • Power Rating:300W (600W peak)
  • Battery Capacity:288Wh
  • Battery Type:Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery that offers constant voltage and pure sine wave output
  • Charging Methods:4 ways of charging, i.e., AC wall charging, solar charging, car charging, and USB-C charging
  • Output Ports:Multiple output ports, i.e., 1x AC (300W), 1x DC (12-27V/5A), 1x USB-A (15W), and 2x USB-C (100W)
  • Safety:Maximum possible safety with 12 BMS algorithms, 52 protective mechanisms, and 4 types of physical protection
  • Reliability:Superior reliability with Class 9 impact resistant, UL 94V-0 flame retardant, FCC/CE, and UL certified for the Jackery Explorer 300 Plus Portable Power Station
  • Weight:11 lbs super-lightweight body
  • Solar Panels Resistivity:IEC Certification by TÜV and IP68 waterproof and dust-resistant rating
  • App Control:Smartphone app for efficient battery management via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
  • Noise:Whisper quiet 45dB or lower noise
  • Operating Temperature:14~113°F (power station) and -4~149°F (solar panels)

In short, Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus is a sustainable next-generation generator that provides the power, portability, and convenience you expect from a small electric generator today.

Jackery Solar Generator for Various Outdoor ActivitiesThe Application of Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus in Cycling Trips

To better understand the usability of Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus, let's highlight its application and benefits during cycling trips.

Consider that you are going on a cycling trip with your friends. Since Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus can easily fit into your backpack, you can easily carry it with you on the trip.

Throughout the cycling trip, you can leverage this Jackery small electric generator in different ways. Below is a quick glimpse of the benefits/applications of Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus in your cycling trip:

  • Portability:Its 11 lbs weight and portable design make it add minimal extra weight and is easy to carry alongside other equipment.
  • Charge Devices:You can use its multiple output ports to charge/power your phone, tablet, camera, speaker, or other devices on the go.
  • Campsite Facilitation:After cycling for the day, it will provide you with campsite facilitation in multiple ways. It can power up lights, entertainment equipment, kettle, and other essential equipment.
  • Recharge Battery on the Go:The foldable and compact solar panels are easily attachable to the bike or backpack to harness solar energy and charge the battery.
  • Always On Navigation System:It can keep your GPS device running continuously to ensure that you have access to accurate navigation.
  • Eco-friendly Power Source:Its use of a renewable solar energy source and noiseless operations lets you ensure an eco-friendly atmosphere and enjoy quiet and clean energy.
  • Facilitate Your Friends:Its continuous solar-based charging and multiple output ports also allow you to keep your friends' equipment powered.

Overall, Jackery Solar Generator 300 Plus is the best small electric generator for cycling trips due to its portability, wide power outputs, and solar-based charging. It almost fulfills all the power needs, from the start of the cycling trip to the end.

2. Jackery Solar Generator 700 Plus

Jackery Solar Generator 700 Plus is another powerful DIY solar system with enhanced capabilities for wider application areas. Its Jackery Explorer 700 Plus Portable Power Station offers 1000W power output with a 680Wh capacity. Despite its large battery, it is chargeable in just 2 hours with 6 SolarSaga 100W solar panels.

The larger power rating and bigger capacity mean that this small electric generator can power more power-hungry appliances for longer. For instance, it can power a coffee maker, space heater, drone, kettle, electric cooker, etc. Moreover, it weighs just 22 lbs and comes with a handle for easy carry and transportation.

The key specs and functions of the Jackery Solar Generator 700 Plus include the following:

  • Power Rating:1000W (2000W peak)
  • Battery Capacity:680Wh
  • Battery Type:Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery that offers constant voltage and pure sine wave output
  • Charging Methods: 3 ways of charging, i.e., AC wall charging, solar charging, and car charging
  • Output Ports:8 output ports, i.e., 3x AC (1000W), 1x DC (12V/10A), 2x USB-A (18W), and 2x USB-C (100W)
  • Charging Time:2 hours with solar panels, 1.8 hours with AC wall charging, and 6 hours with car DC charging
  • Safety: Industry-leading safety with dual chip intelligent protection, innovative ChargeShield technology, double voltage monitoring, and UL-certified safety
  • Weight:22 lbs lightweight and compact body
  • Solar Panels Resistivity:IP68 waterproof and dust-resistant rating
  • App Control:Smartphone app for efficient battery management via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
  • Operating Temperature:32~113°F (power station) and 14~149°F (solar panels)

In short, Jackery Solar Generator 700 Plus incorporates all the specs and features to offer sustainable power during outdoor trips.

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The Application of Jackery Solar Generator 700 Plus in Camping

Looking at all the key specs of Jackery Solar Generator 700 Plus, it shines as the perfect small electric generator for outdoor trips. To better understand, let's evaluate its usability on an outdoor camping trip.

Consider that you are going on a three-day camping trip in a remote area where there is no grid supply. So, you can benefit from Jackery Solar Generator 700 Plus at the camping site in a number of ways, as follows:

  • Lighting:It can power all your lighting appliances to uplift the atmosphere.
  • Charge Devices:Its USB-A and USB-C ports can charge your smartphones or other relevant devices.
  • Power Equipment: Its multiple AC (1000W) ports can power all your essential camping appliances, such as a laptop, projector, electric cooker, kettle, coffee machine, electric grill, sound system, etc.
  • 24/7 Power Accessibility:You can position solar panels for sunlight exposure to charge the battery and make it supply uninterrupted power 24/7.
  • Portability:Its 22 lbs lightweight body and easy-to-carry handle make it easy to transport and place.
  • Noiseless Surrounding: Its almost noiseless operations make you feel nature without any disturbance.
  • Reliability:Its wide operating temperature range and top-notch safety features provide you with the reliability you need.

Jackery Solar Generator 700 Plus is another full-fledged small electric generator that can fulfill power needs exceptionally well for short-duration outdoor trips. However, suppose the trips are going to last for days or even weeks. In that case, the next Jackery small electric generator is the best pick.

3. Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus

Last in our list of small electric generators, and the most powerful one so far, is the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus. As the name implies, this solar generator offers higher power output than the above two solar generators.

Talking specifically about its power ratings, it provides 3000W (6000W peak) power and 2kWh battery capacity. However, its battery is expandable to up to 24kWh with external battery packs. This means that this small electric generator can become a mega electric generator by expanding its battery capacity.  

Below are all the high-end functionalities of Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus:

  • High Power:Maximum 6,000W power in parallel connection and 120/240V expandable voltage
  • Expandability Based on Scenario:2-24 kWh battery expandability allows to expand the capacity according to trip duration and power needs
  • Ultra-Fast Solar Charging:Fast solar charging in 2 hours with advanced IBC technology
  • Superior Battery:Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery that offers constant voltage and pure sine wave output with a 10-year lifespan
  • 9 Output Ports:4x AC (3000W), 1x DC (12V/10A), 2x USB-A (18W), and 2x USB-C (100W).
  • Long-lasting Reliability:4000 charge cycles at 70% battery level
  • Ultra-long Standby:Hold 50% charge for up to 2 years
  • Power Everything:Power 99% of outdoor devices, including fridges, air conditioners, electric pressure cookers, electric ovens, kettles, laptops, etc.
  • Portability:Pull rod and double wheels to make it easy to carry anywhere
  • Solar Panels Resistivity:IP68 waterproof and dust-resistant rating
  • App Control:Smartphone app for efficient battery management via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
  • Wide Operating Temperature:32~113°F (power station) and 14~149°F (solar panels)

In short, the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus is ideal for prolonged outdoor trips and off-grid living due to its high power output and expandable battery capacity.

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The Application of Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus in Long-Distance Road Trips

Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus promises to be the best companion for long-distance road trips. To better understand this, consider that you are headed for a 2-week long road trip and have Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus in your car.

Now, how Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus can facilitate the whole journey is evident from the below points:

  • Uninterrupted Power Supply:Its 2-24kWh capacity makes it able to provide continuous power supply throughout the road trip. The ultra-fast solar charging also ensures that the battery doesn't drain out.
  • Multiple Outputs Multiple Devices:Its 9 output ports means that it can power 9 devices simultaneously. For instance, it can charge 4 smartphones and power 4 AC appliances (fridge, laptop, kettle, and sound system) at the same time.
  • Power Kitchen Appliances:It can power almost all electric kitchen appliances, such as an electric pressure cooker, kettle, coffee machine, oven, induction cooker, electric grill, etc. Due to its expandable capacity, it can easily run appliances for extended hours until the food is cooked.
  • Peace of Mind:Its portable design, wide operating range, waterproof panels, and eco-friendly operations give you peace of mind regarding fulfilling power needs.

This way, the expandable battery capacity, high power output, multiple ports, and other top-notch Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Plus features make it the ultimate solar generator for outdoor purposes.

Conclusion

Outdoor trips and activities are incomplete without electronic devices, which also means the necessity of arranging outdoor power sources. As reflected in this guide, solar-powered small electric generators are ideal companions in outdoor adventures.

The above three Jackery's solar generators showcase how compact solar systems can supply power to multiple devices and get charged easily with portable solar panels. So, we will wrap up by recommending you explore our wide range of solar generators and select the one that best suits your outdoor power needs.

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