U.S. PV power firm Renogy has rolled out PV powerbank and portable solar panel, underscoring extension of PV power to the mobile sector.
Renogy forays into the sector, on the heels of a number of peers, such as Sunslice of Belgium, which has launched PV powerbank Photon, coupled with a 4 W solar panel and a 4,000 mAh battery, boasting shatterproof and water repellent.
Mainly meant for use in camping, Renogy's powerbank has 2 W in power output but is coupled with a lithium battery with storage capacity as high as 15,000 mAh, which, with output specification of 5V/1-2 A, is also capable of plug-in charging, as well as an auxiliary LED light.
Renogy's powerbank is priced at only the equivalent of NT$666, compared with NT$3,100 of Sunslice's Phonton, offsetting its larger size of 15 x7 centimeters and heavier weight of 290 kilograms, compared with Photon's wallet size and weight of merely 190 kilograms.
Renogy's portable solar panel, dubbed e-flex, is 22 x 30 centimeters in size (12 centimeters in width after being folded) and 368 kilograms in weight, with power output reaching 10 W. It can be hung on schoolbags with hooks or attached to windows with suckers.
10 W e-flex attached on window with suckers
e-flex is a high-performance black mono-si solar panel, featuring thinness, lightweight, sturdiness, and water-proof, and can be put inside luggage, knapsack, or car trunk. It has a USB socket and protective mechanism against overcharging, capable of charging for any electronic products. 5 W, 50 W, and 100 W foldable solar panels are also available.
(Collaborative media: TechNews)