Just unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Goal Zero Yeti 150 is a solar generator to keep bigger devices like laptops powered up off the grid. It’s a portable all-in-one design that emits no exhaust fumes, unlike gasoline or diesel generators.
Small solar chargers like the Solio Classic 2 are great for small gadgets like mobile phones. And the 150’s big brother, the Yeti 1250, is a beast that can power a full size refrigerator for days. But the Goal Zero Yeti 150 is a perfect compromise: it packs enough juice to charge two laptop computers or 6 iPads, but the 12-pound Yeti 150 is still completely portable (it even has a built-in pop-up handle).
Specs for the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator:
Battery: 150Wh (watt-hour) lead-acid battery
Dimensions: Approx. 8″ x 6″ x 7″
Outputs: AC outlet, 12V port, USB port
Charging Time: 5-10 hours from NOMAD 13 Solar Panel, 4 hours from wall plug
The Goal Zero Yeti 150 should be available this spring for around $400. Check out the Goal Zero website for more information: http://www.goalzero.com/yeti150/