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Goal Zero Products Let You Power Anything Anywhere

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 5/16/2023

Goal Zero generator and solar panels near a camper

While so much of our life revolves around the use of electricity, it's easy to forget that there's a source of clean, renewable energy right overhead. Batteries Plus carries a full line of Goal Zero solar-powered solutions to backup your home in the case of an emergency or charge your portable devices when you're on-the-go. Today, we're going to be taking a closer look at Goal Zero solar panels, power banks and power stations, and how they work together.

How Do Goal Zero Solar Systems Work?

Goal Zero products feature an ingenious system which allows you to hook up a portable solar panel to a power bank or power station. Here's how they work:

  1. The solar panel absorbs energy from the sun and converts it into usable power for your devices.
  2. Connecting the panel to a power bank or power station transfers and stores the energy for use at a later time.
  3. Plug your devices into a power station or power bank to charge them.

What Types of Solar Panels Does Goal Zero Offer?

There are two different types of Goal Zero solar panels:

Nomad Series

Boulder Series

What Kind of Solar Panels Do I Need?

When determining what size solar panels you need, be sure to take a look at the power capacity of the power bank or power station you intend to pair it with. You can determine the number of watts you need from a solar panel by using something called the "Rule of 5."

The rule goes like this, on a sunny day, a solar panel will produce roughly 5 times the amount of watts indicated in the panel's name. For example, a 100-Watt solar panel will generate 500 Watt Hours of energy, which will fully recharge a Yeti 500X power station in one day. That same solar panel on that same sunny day will only charge a Yeti 1000X power station to half its capacity.

What Are Goal Zero Power Banks Used For?

Power banks are lightweight portable power sources designed for charging cell phones, tablets, laptops and other small devices when you're on-the-go. Batteries Plus carries the Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Power Bank and Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Power Bank.

What Type of Power Stations Does Goal Zero Offer?

Batteries Plus also carries power stations in a variety of sizes, here is a summary of what each model is made for:

Yeti 200X Lithium Portable Power Station

  • Delivers 187 Watt Hours.
  • Goal Zero's lightest power station is perfect for charging essentials during a camping trip or day at the beach.

Yeti 500X Lithium Portable Power Station

  • Delivers 505 Watt Hours.
  • Perfect for your overlanding rig, or for extended camping trips; will power everything from portable fridges to phones.

Yeti 1500X Lithium Portable Power Station

  • Delivers 1,516 Watt Hours.
  • Powerful enough to backup home circuits, but portable enough to take to a job site, or integrate into a van build.

Yeti 3000X Lithium Portable Power Station

  • Delivers 3,032 Watt Hours.
  • Powerful enough to power your life at home, at work or on the road.
  • Seven port options allow you to run everything from refrigerators and power tools to electric bikes and pellet grills.

Yeti 6000X Lithium Portable Power Station

  • Delivers 6,071 Watt Hours.
  • Made to power essential home circuits, RVs, trailers, work sites and more.
  • Seven port options for power-hungry devices and appliances.

How Do I Decide How Big My System Should Be?

Here is a general look at what you can power using a specific number of watts

  • Less than 500 Watts - powers a smaller furnace, microwave, lamp & fridge
  • 600-3000 Watts - powers a fridge, window air conditioner, corded power tools & washing machine
  • More than 3000 Watts - powers central air conditioner, water heater, dryer & more

Shop Batteries Plus for Your Solar Needs

In addition to the sun, Goal Zero products can also be charged using your home electrical outlets or via your car's cigarette lighter. Want to learn more? Check out Goal Zero's blog "Back to Basics | How to Choose a Solar Panel  " for tips on selecting the best solar panels for your needs. You'll also find plenty of additional information in our blog entitled "How to Keep Solar Batteries Warm in Winter and Solar Batteries 101."

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