Top 10 Best Uses Of Foldable Solar Panels & Generators!


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Top 10 Uses Of Portable Solar Power For Doomsday Preppers In 2020!

 SUAOKI 120W & Rockpals 60W Foldable Solar Panels plus Beaudens & Energizer 150W Portable Power Stations


This article is the main article for a 12-part Solar Powered Prepping series that cumulatively includes details on the vast amount of battery powered capabilities a prepper can easily maintain after a Doomsday event.  

Foldable solar panels, small lightweight portable power stations, rechargeable batteries, & battery powered tools and devices have really come a long way over the past decade.  However, many preppers may not know how to best choose and utilize portable solar panels & power stations to take advantage of a seemingly limitless number of battery operated devices and other solutions. 

Keep reading to learn the Top 10 Best Uses Of Foldable Solar Panel & Portable Solar Generators For Preppers During Doomsday!  Near the end of this article, learn what kind of solar powered prepping category that you fall into so that you'll know what size portable solar panels and power stations best fit your needs.  

Find out if you are a "Basic Prepper", " Weekend Camper / Partier", "Power Hungry", or needing power above and beyond what portable power stations can provide? 

After you read this article, then you can read our next article which is Part 1 of the series called "Best Foldable Solar Panels & Portable Power Stations For Preppers in 2020!" where we provide comparison charts which compare the key features of recommended solar panels & power stations.

SUAOKI 120W (Top) & Rockpals 60W (Lower) Foldable Solar Panels
Suaoki 120W & Rockpal 60W Foldable Solar Panels!

How Preppers Should Take Advantage Of The Combination Of Foldable Solar Panels & Portable Solar Power Generator Stations

One of the first decisions a prepper needs to make is what electrical devices and tools they need to continue to support via solar and battery power indefinitely if they were to lose commercial electrical AC power forever in an "end of world as we know it" scenario.  

Foldable solar panels, along with portable power stations (also called portable solar generators or portable power station batteries or any combinations of these names) seem to be in the sweet spot for today's more high tech doomsday prepper.  Our goal is to uncover the hidden potential of solar power and the many useful devices that it can maintain.

You Can Keep An Early Warning - Motion Detector System Charged & Running After Commercial AC Power Is No Longer Available!

Beaudens 150W Power Station Powering - Charging BlueBits Motion Detector Components Simultaneously

At A High Level, Here's What Electrical Powered Capabilities You Can Have In Doomsday!

With foldable solar panels & portable solar generators in a SHTF situation there is simply a vast amount of electrical powered capabilities that you can secure during Doomsday.  Take a look at the following 10 categories of capabilities that you can have during times when there is no commercial AC power, no cell service, and no internet service.   

You need to see what you are going to miss out on after your existing non-rechargeable batteries run out after a Doomsday event and you didn't do a good job with solar prepping. There's so much stuff that we are creating our top 10 specific articles to explain it all in detail.

You Can Keep All Of Your Smartphones, Laptops & Tablets Working & Providing A Valuable "Offline" Library Of Survival Information

Energizer Powering Two Laptops & Three Smartphones Simultaneously

We acknowledge that these solutions can cumulatively be very expensive, but prepping always is.  It's a balancing act for what you can afford and accumulate over time.  

Keep reading to expand your knowledge on solar panel uses, even if you only end up doing the free stuff, like use some of the free offline smartphone apps we recommend for survival, first aid, navigation & more long after cell service, internet or AC power are no longer available during Doomsday.  You just need a solar panel & solar generator to keep it charged!  

A lot of these apps are FREE and the pay ones do not cost much and are well worth it.  Don't miss the article on smartphone apps.

Don't Toss Your Phone During Doomsday.  You're Going To Need it!

Top 25 Smartphone Apps For Doomsday Preppers!

Note:  We are creating a 12-part Solar Power Prepping Series throughout June 2020.  Part 1 defines the key features of the best portable solar panels and power stations and contains charts to compare and contrast the best available options.  Part 2 explains what basic diagnostic devices & tools are needed for solar powered testing and planning to improve your odds of surviving a Doomsday event.  

Parts 3 through 12 fully explain each of the Top 10 Best Uses Of Foldable Solar Panel & Portable Solar Generators as summarized below.  So bookmark this page and check back, as we will add new links as soon as each part is ready.  

You Can Maintain A Powerful Cordless Chainsaw With Solar Power!

DeWalt 20V Max XR Cordless Chain Saw DCCS620P1 In Action!

Top 10 Best Uses Of Foldable Solar Panel & Portable Solar Generators For Preppers During Doomsday!

1. Ability to use cordless power tools.  Read this article to learn why you will likely need cordless power tools and how you can use them after commercial AC power is no longer available to increase your chances of survival. Then click your back button to come back!
See Top 10 Best Cordless Power Tools For Preppers in 2020!


Energizer 150W Solar Generator Power Station Powering Two DC Power Tool Chargers Simultaneously

Energizer Solar Generator Powering Two Cordless Power Tool Chargers & Tools

2. Ability to use any devices that require small batteries.  
See Top 10 Rechargeable AA, AAA, C, D & CR123A Battery & Charger Solutions For Preppers in 2020!
Article not yet available.

3. Ability to have reliable early warning systems (for home / bunker security + believe it or not, doomsday hunting - keep reading to learn how)
See Top 10 High Tech Motion Detection, Camera & Lighting - Early Warning Systems For Preppers in 2020!
Article not yet available.

4. Ability to have an electronic library & apps related to survival, medical, navigation, hunting, etc.
See Top 25 Offline Smartphone Apps & Videos For Doomsday Preppers in 2020!

5. Ability to directly power devices (lighting, cooling, soldering irons, electric blankets, medical equipment (such as CPAP machines) & more)
See Top 10 Direct 110V AC, DC & USB Powered Devices For Preppers In 2020!
Article not yet available.

You can Directly Power Multiple Devices Simultaneously Even With Small Solar Generator

Beaudens 150W Power Station Powering Multiple USB Devices, DC-AC Inverter & AC Soldering Iron Simultaneously

6. Ability to directly power and/or provide battery power to communicate locally, regionally, and worldwide
See Top 10 Communication Devices For Doomsday Preppers In 2020!
Article not yet available.

7. Ability to have remote surveillance & reconnaissance
See Top 10 Drones & Tactical Uses For Surveillance, Reconnaissance & More For Preppers In 2020!
Article not yet available.

Fly A Drone With Thermal Imaging While Most Everyone Else Is Back To Just Caveman / Cavewoman Activities!

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Thermal Drone

8. Ability to have GPS navigation
See Top 5 GPS Navigation Systems For Doomsday Preppers In 2020!
Article not yet available.

9. Ability to see the unseen - in broad daylight or pitch dark
See Top 10 NightVision / InfraRed Imaging Optics:  Cameras, Binoculars, Riflescopes & Trail Cams for Preppers In 2020!
Article not yet available.

10. Ability to provide entertainment (music, picture & video library, bluetooth speakers, TVs)
See Top 10 Solar Powered Entertainment Solutions For Doomsday Preppers In 2020!
Article not yet available.

You Can Keep A Gazillion Different Device Types Running On Rechargeable Batteries (With 2100 Recycles For Each Battery) During Doomsday!

Beaudens 150W Power Station Powering 4 Battery Chargers Simultaneously


Determine Your Category Of Using Solar Generators

1. Basic Prepping (FYI, this is our category)

- You just want to survive during Doomsday and enjoy 95% of everything we summarized above in this article.   
- You want the solar generators to last at least a decade or more. 
- We recommend that you purchase solar generators that have the LiFePO4 batteries like the Energizer 160Wh or 240Wh & Beaudens 166Wh240Wh or 380Wh.
- These small power stations are really all that you need along with a foldable solar panel to have a vast amount of survival capabilities as we described above.
-  We recommend that every prepper have at least one Foldable Solar Panel and one Small Solar Generator that has LiFePO4 batteries.  That way they can maintain a vast array of battery powered devices and cordless power tools for perhaps a decade or longer with very small portable solar power.  

Short Energizer "Commercial" Showing The Portability & Versatility Of Small Power Stations 

Energizer 240Wh Portable Power Station For All of Your Charging Needs


The Beaudens 166Wh & Energizer 160Wh Are Perfect Portable Power Stations For Basic Prepping

Beaudens & Energizer 150W Power Stations

2. Basic Prepping + CPAP

- You want the same basic survival capabilities as above and decade long capability.
- If you need to run any medical equipment (like a CPAP machine) we recommend the LiFePO4 generators with Pure Sine Wave AC Inverters like the Energizer 240Wh & Beaudens 380Wh
- Some people will only recommend the CPAP users use power stations that have regulated 12V DC output like the Jackery Explorer Power Stations
- Read the Product Descriptions & Feedback on any solar generator as there is typically lots of feedback from CPAP users.
- The Beaudens 380Wh runs a 21 watt CPAP for 15 hours.  It charges smartphones 25 times & laptops 10 times.   

The Beaudens 380Wh  & Energizer 240Wh Have Pure Sine Wave Inverters & LiFePO4 Batteries!

BEAUDENS 380Wh LiFePO4 Portable Power Station

Energizer 240Wh Portable Power Station



Jackery Explorer Comparison Chart

Jackery Comparison Chart

3. Weekend Camper / Partier  

- You want to camp & party on the weekends with friends and want to charge lots of smartphones, watch TV, use a projector, use a coffee maker, portable microwave, mini fridge, or electric cooler, lighting, etc.
We recommend solar generators in the Large category such as:
- The Jackery Explorer 1000 is the lightest at 22 lbs.
- The ECOFlow Delta 1300 is lightweight, has a very high wattage capacity & an order of magnitude faster recharge.
- The Bluetti EB150 & EB240 Solar Generators are the best choice for long lasting (1500+ & 2500+ cycles) daily use for many years.  Perfect choice for those spending a lot of time in RVs with 24/7 use.
- In the Large Solar Generator category, you are going to need two or more solar panels to charge your solar generator, so the trade off is that you are getting "less portable" compared to the smaller categories.
- You can possibly purchase solar generators in the Medium or Medium/Large categories based on the power requirements of your devices.

The Bluetti EB240 Is A Monster In A Small Package!
The Bluetti EB240 2400Wh / 1000W "Grand Daddy" Of Portable Power Stations On Our Lists

4. Power Hungry - You Want The Most Power Available But Still Be Portable!

- You want the biggest & baddest portable solar generator available. 
- You want a fully capable off-grid system that can power a cabin, RV, boat or home back up with many outlets including a 30A RV outlet not found in other solar generators.
- You want a long-lasting, powerful solar generator system sized for your current needs but that is expandable in the future.
- We recommend a Titan Solar Generator system. It is the ultimate system and it's cheaper than building your own system buying the components separately.
- You can order a complete Titan kit, customize a kit, or purchase any of the components.  The Titan batteries stack on the bottom (under the AC outlets), or you can order your own batteries such as LiFePO4.
- Note:  With commercial AC power charging the Titan, this is a very powerful portable power station.  However, with solar power you will be barely "portable" now requiring more than just a few solar panels.

Titan - The Ultimate Portable Solar Generator System!

Titan - The Biggest, Baddest Ultimate Solar Generator System!

Order A Complete Titan Kit Or Customize Your Own


Rich Prepper Test:  If You Had A Squirrel For Dinner During Doomsday Would You Prefer To Microwave Cook It?

Funny Squirrel Video

5. You Need Something More Powerful Than Portable Power Stations

- You need something more than 2 KWh of power and are okay with a stationary solar system.
- This article is not about stationary solar systems so we won't go into details, but if you are okay with a DIY system, there are plenty of available systems that you can install yourself using inverters such as the MPP, Growatt, & EA Sunpower Solar Inverters, plus high quality LifePO4 batteries such as Battleborn batteries or rolling cabinets of batteries such as found at bigbattery.com, plus a multitude of available solar panels. 
- If you want to go really big and be able to power everything like you do in a normal house, you can hire a solar contractor or you can save thousands of dollars with a DIY Solar Kit from a reputable company like GoGreenSolar
GoGreenSolar will design your system specific to your location/building using satellite photos and will provide step by step install guides and full tech support from a NABCEP engineer.
GoGreenSolar is the only solar company to provide a guarantee on DIY solar installations - or your money back.


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Each of the following articles cumulatively include details and recommendations on the vast amount of capabilities a prepper can maintain during Doomsday! 

Solar Powered Prepping Series:

The following web pages are in progress!  They will be created throughout June 2020 and the links will be added below as they are created.

Main Article (This Page):  Top 10 Best Uses Of Foldable Solar Panel & Portable Solar Generators For Preppers! 


Part 3:
  
Top 10 Best Cordless Power Tools For Preppers in 2020!

Part 4:  Top 10 Rechargeable AA, AAA, C, D & CR123A Battery & Charger Solutions For Preppers in 2020! 

Part 5:  Top 10 High Tech Motion Detection, Camera & Lighting - Early Warning Systems For Preppers in 2020!

Part 7:  Top 10 Direct 110V AC, DC & USB Powered Devices For Preppers In 2020!

Part 8:  Top 10 Communication Devices For Doomsday Preppers In 2020!

Part 9:  Top 10 Drones & Tactical Uses For Surveillance, Reconnaissance & More For Preppers In 2020!

Part 10:  Top 5 GPS Navigation Systems For Doomsday Preppers In 2020!

Part 11:  Top 10 NightVision / InfraRed Imaging Optics:  Cameras, Binoculars, Riflescopes & Trail Cams for Preppers In 2020!

Part 12: Top 10 Solar Powered Entertainment Solutions For Doomsday Preppers In 2020!

The above 13 related web pages will be included in our TopSurvivalPrep's Prepper Gold Mine which is our best "How To" & "Top 10" Learning Series To Prepare For Doomsday

Also check out Our Top 10 Favorite Portable Solar Panels & Solar-Powered Products For Doomsday Preppers for other top solar devices.