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Best Portable Solar Battery Chargers 2022

Written by Lisa Iscrupe

Edited by Hannah Hillson

Last updated 05/05/2022

5 min read

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Portable solar panels are popular because they keep small electronics charged up when off the grid. When comparing the best portable solar panels available in 2022, most shoppers look for a long-lasting panel with a reliable charge and a convenient carrying package. We’ll analyze those features and more below. We compared the 100W version of each brand’s foldable solar panels to keep an even playing field between solar companies. However, these brands carry other wattages and often can connect more than one set of foldable panels for higher wattage. (i.e. You can connect two 100W foldable panels for a 200W output).

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Best portable solar panels for 2022

Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Foldable Solar Suitcase ROCKPALS 100W Portable Solar PanelEcoFlow 110W Solar PanelJackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel BLUETTI PV120 Solar Panels
Cost* $213.39 $189.98$249.00$299.00$399
Efficiency21%23%22%23%23%
Weight27.05 lbs9.48 lbs13.2 lbs 9.1 lbs12.57 lbs
Warranty 25-year power output warranty; 3-year material warranty 24-month 12-month 24-month 24-month
Key feature Outstanding warranty Budget-friendly Truly waterproof Charges even on cloudy daysAmazing efficiency

*prices are accurate at the time of writing, some models were on sale. These prices are from the manufacturers’ website.

Portable solar panels FAQs

  • Yes. Solar battery chargers are a great resource if you need a backup power source when you are on the go. Many people use solar battery chargers for camping, RVs, backpacking, boating, and even charging power tools. 

  • For small electronics, such as cellphones and tablets, a 100W portable solar panel is sufficient. If you need to charge many components or larger appliances, such as a refrigerator in an RV, you should consider higher wattage panels. Portable solar panels are available in various sizes, such as 200W or 400W. Plus, you can connect more than one portable panel to create a higher energy output based on how many solar panels you need

  • The five portable solar panels we listed all have efficiency percentages of 21–23%. So, regardless of which foldable panel you choose, you can be assured that you will have a high-quality solar panel. 

  • Similar to solar panels for your home, common components required with a portable solar charger include a solar inverter, DC cables, adapters, MC4 cable, and a generator or battery to save energy for later. 

  • No. Most solar panels are made in China. However, many companies have U.S.-based offices. Ecoflow has offices in San Francisco, Jackery calls Santa Clara, CA home, Renogy is based in Chino, CA, and Bluetti in Vegas, NV. Rockpals also has a base in CA.

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