Trans America Bike Tour Video

Dwayne Burgess recently crossed the country by bicycle on the Trans America route. He used our 17 Watt Solar Charger Kit to keep his MacBook, Canon 5D and phone powered up on the trip. There were a lot of...

Documenting the Peel Watershed

The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) works with the world's top photographers to document environmentally valuable and, often, endangered regions. Andy Maser and Peter Mather recently...

Water Level Monitoring in Tanzania

Christopher Dutton has created a series of solar-powered and networked water level loggers to monitor the Mara river levels in Tanzania. They have three stations deployed and uploading data to the Internet now...

Camera Power for Rafting the Canyon

Photographer Luke Walker recently took a 16 day trip down the Grand Canyon. He sent us this trip post-mortem: Rafting the Grand Canyon of the Colorado river presents challenges that are unique to its...

Solar Powered Speakers

We are happy to provide solar panels for the students who go through Blue Stamp Engineering's summer program. Students get to choose what to make and then post the results. Perhaps not surprisingly, solar...

Waterproof Solar with Dry Bag

We hacked a smartphone dry bag to make it a solar dry bag. In this example, we use a 6 Watt Kit, 4 foot extension cable and dry bag (try searching for  "dry audio case") to make a waterproof solar...

Solar Powered Chicken Coop

Ian Downard recently built a solar powered chicken coop door to make it easier to give his chickens time to be in the yard. Read about it on the blog Coop Thoughts. The system is powered by our 3.4 Watt...

Solar Time Lapse of Tuckerman’s Ravine

New Hampshire photographer Joe Klementovich recently borrowed our GoPro time lapse setup for a stint on Tuckerman's ravine. Here is a week of footage in temps ranging from -17 to 27 degrees. Look closely and...

Energy Diet for USB Devices

We're heading out to Mt. Washington for a backcountry ski trip and bringing along lots of USB devices to make our trip more fun. To understand the power needs for our solar chargers, we created a summary of...

Solar-powered River Documentary

We recently got a nice email from Matthew Perpick about their Nine Rivers Documentary. They took canoes on a thousand kilometer trip: "The journey begins in Pickle Lake, where Ontario's paved roads end, and...

Magnet Mount for Solar Panels

We've got ways to mount solar panels, zip ties, suction cups and with handlebar mounts and now we're exploring magnets. We see this as being useful for attaching panels to a tin-corrugated roof or on top of...

Touchlights in Action in Malawi

Earlier this year, our customers helped send solar lighting kits (Roof-mountable 3.4 Watt Solar Panel, V15 USB Battery, USB Touchlight) to the village of Zatuba in Malawi. The lights were purchased by members...

December Gear Winner Heads to China

National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker Ricky Qi and team have been documenting China's last matriarchal society for the last two years and is continuing in 2014 with several expeditions. The Moso live...

Charge a V60 from USB? It is possible, but…

When a customer pointed us to this USB 5V to 15V boost circuit on eBay as a way to charge our V60 laptop battery, we were a bit skeptical whether it would really work. We received it in the mail today and it...

Seat-e Phone Charger Station

People in Boston have a new way to keep their phones charged. The seat-e doubles as a bench and a phone charging station. It also uses Voltaic's 3.4 Watt solar panels and our V39 USB battery. The seat-e was...