Ratings Overview - Solar Charger

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Anker 21W
Anker PowerPort 21W
Touted as a high-performance machine, Anker's panels have often been among our winners, earning that spot mostly for their reliable, high-quality manufacturing. They have always produced a...  read more >
$66

Editors' Choice Award
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Charge interruption recovery - 8 of 10
8
Charging speed - 8 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 9 of 10
9
Weight & Portability  - 7 of 10
7
Durability  - 8 of 10
8
15W PowerPort
Anker PowerPort Lite 15W
This panel has been a shining star in past years of solar panel testing, only to be outshined this year by its Anker Powerport 21W | more powerful cousin, the Anker Powerport. This aside, the Anker...  read more >
$56

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Charge interruption recovery - 8 of 10
8
Charging speed - 7 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 5 of 10
5
Weight & Portability  - 8 of 10
8
Durability  - 7 of 10
7
Voltaic Systems Arc 20W
The Voltaic system is designed to charge a laptop off of this durable, small 20W panel. The panel works well, but the Voltaic battery struggled to hold a charge, and had a difficult time fully...  read more >
$280

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Charge interruption recovery - 7 of 10
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Charging speed - 7 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 6 of 10
6
Weight & Portability  - 7 of 10
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Durability  - 8 of 10
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X-Dragon 20W
X-Dragon 20W
This relatively unknown company, X-Dragon, has been storming the solar panel market for the past few years. Many other online reviews deemed the 20W panel to be one of the best solar panels around...  read more >
$120

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Charge interruption recovery - 8 of 10
8
Charging speed - 9 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 4 of 10
4
Weight & Portability  - 5 of 10
5
Durability  - 7 of 10
7
Instapark Mercury 10
Instapark Mercury 10W
Last year, the Mercury 10W wowed our reviewers as it outperformed some of the toughest competitors in our side-by-side testing. This year, the Mercury 10 continued to impress, holding its own with...  read more >
$60

Best Buy Award
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Charge interruption recovery - 8 of 10
8
Charging speed - 8 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 5 of 10
5
Weight & Portability  - 5 of 10
5
Durability  - 8 of 10
8
Renogy E.Flex5
Renogy E.Flex5
This is a unique panel in our uniform group of black, folding, portable panels. The Renogy resembles a notebook or a clipboard. It's the smallest and lightest of the panels and works quite well...  read more >
$30

Top Pick Award
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Charge interruption recovery - 5 of 10
5
Charging speed - 8 of 10
8
Multiple device charging speed - 2 of 10
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Weight & Portability  - 10 of 10
10
Durability  - 8 of 10
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BERNET 24000mAh
We stepped out of our comfort zone this season and gave the incorporated battery panels another chance. These models are notorious for being cumbersome, finicky, and not efficient. Though, the...  read more >
$99

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Charge interruption recovery - 7 of 10
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Charging speed - 8 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 7 of 10
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Weight & Portability  - 4 of 10
4
Durability  - 6 of 10
6
X-Dragon 40W
The X-Dragon 40 is the most massive panel we tested, both in physical dimensions and in output capacity. The main reason for buying this panel is to charge a large battery that can support a laptop...  read more >
$107

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Charge interruption recovery - 9 of 10
9
Charging speed - 7 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 7 of 10
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Weight & Portability  - 3 of 10
3
Durability  - 7 of 10
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RAVPower 16W
Out of the four mid-range panels we tested, the RAVPower 16W was on the lower end of the scale concerning overall performance. This model was relatively slow to charge our battery packs and iPhones...  read more >
$55

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Charge interruption recovery - 6 of 10
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Charging speed - 7 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 4 of 10
4
Weight & Portability  - 8 of 10
8
Durability  - 7 of 10
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SOKOO 22W 5V
We were excited to compare the popular Sokoo 22W to our other top-ranking large capacity panels. As it turns out, the Sokoo was quite similar to panels like the Anker 21 and the X-Dragon 20 but did...  read more >
$50

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Charge interruption recovery - 6 of 10
6
Charging speed - 7 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 5 of 10
5
Weight & Portability  - 6 of 10
6
Durability  - 8 of 10
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PowerGreen 21W
PowerGreen 21W
Efficient and stylish, the PowerGreen's main attraction is its user-friendly design. It comes in multiple different color options and has easy to follow instructions written on the panel itself...  read more >
$100

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Charge interruption recovery - 7 of 10
7
Charging speed - 7 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 6 of 10
6
Weight & Portability  - 4 of 10
4
Durability  - 7 of 10
7
Renogy E.Flex10
We were excited to test out the slightly larger version of our Top Pick for Lightweight Design, the Renogy 10W. Instead of a single sheet of durable solar cells, this panel folds in half, which adds...  read more >
$60

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Charge interruption recovery - 5 of 10
5
Charging speed - 8 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 2 of 10
2
Weight & Portability  - 7 of 10
7
Durability  - 8 of 10
8
iClever BoostCel 12W
This panel is an exciting and new hybrid combining the sleek portability of a traditional solar panel with the convenience of an incorporated battery pack. The iClever BoostCel 12W is a 12W panel...  read more >
$65

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Charge interruption recovery - 7 of 10
7
Charging speed - 8 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 2 of 10
2
Weight & Portability  - 5 of 10
5
Durability  - 7 of 10
7
OUTAD Foldable Power 7W
OUTAD Foldable Power 7W
We could not find very much information about this small company online, but what we did find was lots of positive feedback from customers who were happy with their solar panel experience. This was...  read more >
$32

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Charge interruption recovery - 7 of 10
7
Charging speed - 8 of 10
8
Multiple device charging speed - 2 of 10
2
Weight & Portability  - 6 of 10
6
Durability  - 5 of 10
5
YOLK Solar Paper + Pouch
This lightweight, stylish solar panel may look cool, but we had a hard time convincing ourselves that it was worth the extra money for the Yolk 10W. A Kickstarter company that raised over 1 million...  read more >
$148

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Charge interruption recovery - 4 of 10
4
Charging speed - 6 of 10
6
Multiple device charging speed - 2 of 10
2
Weight & Portability  - 10 of 10
10
Durability  - 5 of 10
5
Nekteck 14W
Nekteck 14W
Of the four 10W-16W panels, the Nekteck 14W got the bronze medal in our side-by-side testing. This model charged our external batteries and phones slower than other contenders, such as the Instapark...  read more >
$40

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Charge interruption recovery - 4 of 10
4
Charging speed - 5 of 10
5
Multiple device charging speed - 5 of 10
5
Weight & Portability  - 7 of 10
7
Durability  - 7 of 10
7
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus
Much like the previous model of the Nomad 7, the Nomad 7 Plus was a bit of a disappointment. The panel did not stand out in comparison to other, lesser known panels of its size and capacity, though...  read more >
$100

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Charge interruption recovery - 5 of 10
5
Charging speed - 6 of 10
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Multiple device charging speed - 2 of 10
2
Weight & Portability  - 6 of 10
6
Durability  - 7 of 10
7
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Total 17 products tested