Portable solar panels are an exciting new product category that many many people know nothing about! It is quite a shame because these are great little tools for charging things on the go. As long as you have a little sunlight, you can charge and power electronics anywhere in the world.
Sunlight is one of the most abundant natural resources on earth and as long as you have a method to capture it, it doesn’t cost you a cent! How about that? If you are a backpacker, techie, outdoor person, or just plain worried about your carbon footprint, these are awesome.
You can buy one of these products for around $100. Remember this is just one time up front cost than you have literally limitless energy. You don’t need to be an electrical engineer to figure how to set these up either, its pretty easy. Usually the newer ones come with a USB connection for your phone, etc. So if you have a tablet, phone, or other mobile device you can charge it on the go.