The Nomad 7 Solar Panel is compact and flexible yet powerful. Goal Zero understands that weight and bulk are important considerations for a portable solar battery charger and designs their products accordingly. You'll find that the Nomad 7 is significantly smaller than most of its competitors... a full 30% smaller! Oh, and it is fourteen (yes, 14) times more powerful than the next closest competitor. A typical cell phone will charge in one to two hours in direct sunlight. Its foldable and rugged design also makes packing it away a snap.
Whether you need a little recharging power at tailgates this season, spend a lot of time on the road for work or are an outdoors enthusiast, a solar battery charger like the Nomad 7 solar battery charger can be a life saver. You can easily recharge your smart phone, MP3 player, GPS, digital camera or other power hungry handhelds anywhere there's sunlight. Just unfold the small solar panels and plug in.
What makes this better for the environment?
Granted, taking small loads like phones and handhelds off the grid is just a drop in the bucket but the cumulative total is significant. It's not necessarily just about the direct benefit though... it's also about the indirect benefit of building awareness. Solar battery chargers are extremely convenient to those of us who spend many hours outside of an office, in the outdoors or often don't have access to a standard outlet for recharging. The more we make solar power products a part of our daily lives, the more others will do the same. As demand builds, more research will go into innovating and producing even better solar power products.