Yesterday morning, I received a very nice tool, maybe essential, to get electricity when I’ll be in isolated farms in South India or during a trek in Nepal’s mountains… a portable charging kit with an accumulator and 2 little solar panels !
With this kind of new technology equipment, you can produce electricity for all your portable devices (phone, camera, etc.). A sunny weather is required, since it needs 2-4 hours of sun per day to fully charge a smartphone or a camera.
The price for this kind of product is still quiet expansive, from $50 to $400, but could be a good investment if you prepare a long trip where there is scarce electricity. If you are interested in purchasing one, you can have a look on this website that compares most of the portable solar panels.
Thanks to this kit, I will be able to take a lot of pictures for this blog and my camera will never run out of power !
New article about small wind turbines is coming soon.