21 Solar Gadgets For The Home & When On The Go

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By Nathan Jude | Updated:  04/12/2021

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42%

That’s how much the solar industry has grown annually in the past ten years. [source]

It’s fair to say we’ve caught the solar energy bug and there’s no stopping it!

As solar tech has improved, there are more and more applications for it that are super affordable.

From fun to functional to “how did we live without this?”, we’ve gathered the best camping, home, and car solar gadgets around.

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The Best Solar Gadgets For Camping in 2021

1. FosPower Solar Radio, Flashlight & Powerbank

Whether it’s for camping or emergencies, you should always have a hand crank radio for weather alerts. But what if your hand crank radio could stay powered up via solar and do so much more?

With the FosPower Solar Radio, Flashlight & Powerbank, you get a hand crank radio that’s also powered by 3 AAA batteries and a 2000mAh power bank.

While the solar panel is too small to charge the radio, it helps extend the life of the other power sources, so you should make sure this gadget is fully charged before you leave home.

In addition to a weather radio, you also get a flashlight, a reading light, an SOS alarm with a red LED light, and the ability to recharge your phone or other small devices.

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2. 30,000mAh Solar Powerbank

Looking for a way to keep your devices charged on your next camping trip? You’ll love the 30,000mAh Solar Powerbank.

The average powerbank only has 5,000-20,000mAh, so this one is already better than most. And, unlike most other powerbanks, this one can be recharged by the sun.

It works best if you fully charge the powerbank before you leave for your trip and just use the sun to keep it topped up rather than relying on the solar function to fully charge the powerbank and your devices.

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3. Eton Rugged Rukus Solar Sound System

The sounds of nature are great, but who wants to give up their music for days or weeks on end while camping?

With the Eton Rugged Rukus Solar Sound System, you can listen to music for up to 8 hours, and it can fully recharge using the solar panel within about 5 hours.

Not only is it Bluetooth-ready, but it also has an audio jack, so you can hook up just about any sound source to jam to your favorite tunes.

Additionally, you can recharge your cellphone with this sound system.

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4. GoSun Solar Barbecue

Why spend money on propane, butane, firewood, or other fuel sources when you can cook your food using the GoSun Solar Barbecue instead?

On a bright, sunny day, the temperature inside the cooker can reach 550°, heating your food faster than you might expect, even if the outside temperature is below freezing.

The carrying case makes it easy to take this solar barbecue on your next camping trip.

With additional accessories, you can even boil water or bake small loaves.

Keep in mind that it doesn’t work as well on cloudy days, so this shouldn’t be your only cooking method.

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5. GoSun Chill Solar Cooler & Solar Panel

Imagine how great it would be if you could keep your food and drinks cold without messy, space-consuming ice.

The GoSun Chill Solar Cooler & Solar Panel has several different power sources, so it keeps your stuff cool without any need for ice – in fact, it gets cold enough to make ice if you want it to because the touch-screen gives you control from -4°F to 68°F!

Use your cooler as a spare freezer at home plugged into the wall, keep your stuff cold on the drive to the campsite by plugging it into your car port charger, and take advantage of solar power once you reach your destination to keep your food cold for up to 14 hours.

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6. GoSun Solar Kitchen Bundle

Why buy a solar cooler, cooker, and charger separately when you can get them all with the GoSun Solar Kitchen Bundle?

Use the solar table to charge your electronics or the included PowerBank+, power your cooler, and prep your meal during the day.

Didn’t get dinner ready before the sun went down? The solar cooker can be hooked up to the PowerBank+ to cook without sunlight.

Not enough sun? You can also power the GoSun Fusion using your car, boat, RV, or any 12V power source.

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7. Advanced Elements 5 Gallon Solar Shower

Camping doesn’t have to mean cold showers. With the Advanced Elements 5 Gallon Solar Shower, you can have a hot shower anywhere there’s sunlight.

By filling the 5-gallon bag with fresh water and leaving it clear side up in the sun, you can get remarkably hot water in no time. A water temperature gauge lets you know when the water is at your preferred temp.

An on/off nozzle prevents you from wasting water, while the pocket allows you to keep your soap and shampoo handy.

For easy hanging, the carrying handle easily clips around a tree branch.

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8. AIMTOM 155Wh Portable Power Station & Solar Panel

Hate the thought of leaving your CPAP behind when you go camping? With the AIMTOM 155Wh Portable Power Station & Solar Panel, you can use your CPAP every night to better enjoy your camping trip.

It takes about 7-9 hours of sun using the included solar panel to charge the power station, but that should be enough to run your CPAP all night.

Don’t have a CPAP? Use the power station to charge your laptop or other devices, watch TV, or keep an electric cooler running to cool your food and drinks without ice.

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Unique Solar Gadgets For The Home

9. AISITIN 3.5W Solar Fountain Pump

Add a fountain to your birdbath, pond, pool, or other water feature without increasing your electric bill with the AISITIN 3.5W Solar Fountain Pump.

Since the solar panel is incorporated into the design and helps the unit float, it couldn’t be easier to use.

With 6 different nozzles to choose from, you get exactly the height and type of flow you’re looking for.

An included battery backup means your fountain can still pump for a few hours on cloudy days or after dark.

This pump needs to float in at least 1 inch of water to function. To prevent malfunctions, it will automatically shut itself off without any water.

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10. Luposwiten Outdoor Solar Motion Sensor Lights

Add outdoor lights to your home without messing with any wiring using the Luposwiten Outdoor Solar Motion Sensor Lights.

Installing easily with no need for electrical wiring, these motion sensor lights charge up during the day and have enough power to turn on and off all night.

The motion sensor can detect movement up to 16 feet at a 120-degree angle, and the lights automatically shut off after about 30 seconds with no detected movement.

With 4 lights included, you can light up your driveway and front and back doors.

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11. Logitech MK750 Wireless Solar Keyboard & Mouse

What’s the point in having a wireless keyboard if you need to charge it using a wire? Skip cables altogether with the Logitech MK750 Wireless Solar Keyboard & Mouse.

Any light at all keeps the keyboard charged for at least 3 months, so you can confidently use it in the dark, too. Since it doesn’t require actual sunlight, you can use this keyboard and mouse even in a windowless room.

Note that this keyboard and mouse only work for PCs.

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12. XD Design Bobby Tech Anti-Theft Backpack With Solar Panel

What if your backpack could charge your phone while you’re commuting to and from work or walking between classes?

With the XD Design Bobby Tech Anti-Theft Backpack With Solar Panel, you can charge your phone wirelessly in the special pocket or other devices using a cable.

Beyond that, this backpack has many other amazing features, including:

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13. Solar LED Backlit Mailbox

Solar LED Backlit Mailbox

Do people struggle to see your house number? Stop the confusion with this Solar LED Backlit Mailbox.

Your house number is large and easy to read during the day, but the real benefit comes at night. As long as the cap on top of the mailbox post receives at least 4-8 hours of sunlight per day, it will backlight the number for at least a few hours after dark each night.

While the standard post is white, you can also opt for a textured color: black, brown, dark green, dark blue, sapphire blue, burgundy, barn red, red, or dark gray.

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14. Solar Backlit House Numbers Sign

Solar Backlit House Numbers Sign

Don’t have a traditional mailbox? Light up your house number instead using the Solar Backlit House Numbers Sign.

19.5” wide with numbers that are 5” or 6” (max 4 digits) high, these backlit house numbers are much easier to see than regular numbers.

The solar panel is angled to capture as much sunlight as possible, but it still won’t work well in a shady spot, so keep that in mind before purchasing this product.

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15. Ring “Stick Up” Camera & Solar Panel Set

Install a security camera without complicated wiring using the Ring “Stick Up” Camera & Solar Panel Set.

The camera comes with a battery, which is charged by the solar panel. Just mount the camera and solar panel, then connect to Wi-Fi, and you’re good to go!

Using the Ring App, you can connect multiple cameras to multiple mobile devices and see, hear, and speak to people through the camera.

Advanced motion detection, custom privacy settings, and real-time notifications let you use this security camera in the way that works best for you.

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16. Escali Solar & USB Powered Bathroom Scale

Why waste batteries when you could use the Escali Solar & USB Powered Bathroom Scale instead?

Any light, not just sunlight, can power this scale. If that’s not enough, it can also be charged using the included USB type-c charging cord.

With instant-on technology, a backlit screen, and weight that stays on the screen for a bit after you step off the scale, it couldn’t be easier to use and read this scale.

A 400-pound weight capacity means that most people will be able to use it.

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Solar Gadgets For Your Car

17. Tymate Solar Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Take the hassle out of checking your tire pressure with the Tymate Solar Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Getting started is easy. Just turn on the monitor first, then replace your tire valve caps with the pressure monitoring caps. After 5-10 minutes of driving, each tire’s pressure will be displayed on the monitor.

Once the system is set up, you’ll get alerts for fast leakage, high or low tire pressure, and a high temperature warning.

While the monitor can be automatically charged using solar energy, it can also be plugged into your car’s cigarette lighter when there’s no sun.

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18. Topsolar Car Battery Charger & Maintainer Solar Kit

Do you like to take your RV or modified van off-grid? You’ll definitely want to invest in a Topsolar Car Battery Charger & Maintainer Solar Kit to power your stuff during your adventures.

This 23.62” x 13.34” x 0.98” solar panel includes a monitor and cables to attach to any 12-volt battery (like the one you would find in your car).

You should get a long life out of the 30w monocrystalline solar panel with a corrosion-proof aluminum frame and tempered glass coating. The 10A solar charger controller prevents overvoltages, overcharges, discharges, and short circuits.

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19. AUTO-VOX Solar Wireless Backup Camera

Add a backup camera to just about any vehicle all by yourself with the AUTO-VOX Solar Wireless Backup Camera.

While you should charge it via USB when you first get it and about once a year after that (maybe more if you live in a place with cold winters), 30 minutes in the sun each day will be about enough to keep this backup camera running.

Installation takes less than 5 minutes, and the adjustable parking lines can help you park any vehicle under 33 feet long.

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20. Solar Car Air Freshener With Fan

For the most creative car air freshener around, check out the Solar Car Air Freshener With Fan.

It sticks on your dashboard (or anywhere else it can get light), and when it’s hit by the sun, the blades spin and help circulate the scent around your vehicle.

With two sizes and several colors available, you’re sure to find one that appeals to you.

The scent lasts around a month, and you can purchase scent replacement packs.

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21. Pica Toys Solar RC Car Kit

RC cars have joined the 21st century with the Pica Toys Solar RC Car Kit.

Help get your kids excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) by building this solar-powered RC car.

Teach your kids about solar power, wireless technology, and following step by step instructions while putting it altogether.

It also includes the option to add batteries so you can use it inside, too.

This kit includes everything you need (apart from the optional batteries) to build this fun RC car.

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The Top 6 Solar Gadgets We’re Geeking Out Over

AIMTOM Power Station & Solar Panel

Power your whole campsite with ease.

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GoSun Chill Solar Cooler & Solar Panel

The best option for your perishables.

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Ring “Stick Up” Camera & Solar Panel Set

Quality security cameras without tricky wiring.

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Solar LED Backlit Mailbox

Solar LED Backlit Mailbox

This is sure to make your neighbors jealous!

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Tymate Solar Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Wirelessly track your tire pressure in real-time.

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AUTO-VOX Solar Wireless Backup Camera

The easiest backup camera you’ll ever install.

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Hey! I'm Nathan Jude, also known as the HPGE (Human Powered Gadget Engine) and I freaking love all things gadgets. I started 6gadgets.com to share my passion and geek out with other like minded 'tech heads'! If I'm not searching the globe for new gizmos, you'll find me on the golf course or spending time with my beautiful family.

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