The Solar Stik: Portable Solar Power Generation, If You Can Afford It
It may not come cheap, but the Solar Stik offer one more option for portable solar power and one which its makers claim can be a replacement for fossil fuel-powered generators. Solar Stik says its systems are ideal for recreational, emergency, marine, humanitarian and military applications. The US Army has even given it one of its impressive sound acronyms: TESS (Tactical Electric Solar System), like Solar Stik wasn't cool enough... Check it out:
Less Than Five Minutes to Set Up
Their website says that the Solar Stik can "generate enough power in a day to support the constant draw of several small appliances operating over a 24-hour period." It can operate with any 12 volt battery pack or can operate as a stand-alone unit when used in conjunction with the Solar Stik Power Pak. Set-up takes less than five minutes. And the units have a 25 year warranty.
On Land or Sea...
Several models are available: The Solar Stik 100 Terra (100 watts), The Solar Stik Breeze (100 watts solar + 200 watts wind) , and The Marine Solar Stik 100 (as the Terra, but for boats).
As I said at the outset, the Solar Stik doesn't come cheap: Prices start at $5,700 for the Solar Stik Terra 100 ; $10,300 for the Solar Stik Breeze; and $3,750 for the Solar Stik Marine.
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