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Andrew Lewis

Portable Powerhouse

This semi-flexible solar panel system clips onto a backpack and provides power to electronic devices.

By Andrew Lewis

WHEN THE TIME CAME FOR ME TO SELL

my cabin cruiser, I couldn’t bring myself to part with the 17-watt solar panel that I’d fitted to its deck. This panel was my first foray into renewable energy, and it had served me well aboard my 22-foot fiberglass home away from home.

I turned my attentions to camping, and found that the problem with getting back to nature is a lack of charging facilities for the computer, MP3 player, and cellphone that I like to use. I tried some portable solar chargers but found ...

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