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Plug-N-Play Solar Generators (A General Overview)


Portable Solar Generators are a “Plug-N-Play” option for adding solar power to your campervan or off-grid cabin. These devices are very beginner friendly and typically don’t require any technical skill to setup.

Solar Generators come in all shapes and sizes. With some being portable enough to bring on a tent trip, and others large enough to provide emergency power to a whole house.

Below, we’ve grouped some of the most reliable generators available into three size categories to make it easy to find the perfect fit for your needs.

Lightweight Generators

Small and compact, these generators are perfect for weekends, BBQs, and minimalist requirements.

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Medium Generators

Larger more capable generators, this size is ideal for mounting in a Van or RV.

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Full-size Generators

The largest generators available. Best suited for large RVs, off-grid cabins or home emergency power.

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Ultralight Systems

Ultralight solar generators are perfect for those who only need to power a few devices like cellphones, laptops, cameras and drones. These generators typically weigh less than 10lbs and are very easy to carry to the campsite.

Bluetti Eb3A Portable Solar System

Bluetti EB3A

Battery Size: 268Wh (18.6Ah @ 14.4V)
Expandability: None
Max Solar Input: 200W
Inverter Size: 600W (1200W Surge)
Outputs: 2 x 120V, 1 x USB-C, 2 x USB-A, 1 x Car Outlet, 2 x DC 5521
Weight: 10.14lbs (4.6kg)
Average Price: $300

Jackery-300-Portable-Solar-System

Jackery 300

Battery Size: 293Wh (20.4Ah @ 14.4V)
Expandability: None
Max Solar Input: 88W
Inverter Size: 300W (500W Surge)
Outputs: 2 x 120V, 2 x USB-A, 1 x USB-C, 1 x Car Outlet
Weight: 7.1lbs (3.2kg)
Average Price: $300

Anker 521 Portable Solar Generator

Anker 521

Battery Size: 256Wh (17.7Ah @ 14.4V)
Expandability: None
Max Solar Input: 65W
Inverter Size: 200W (450W Surge)
Outputs: 2 x 120V, 2 x USB-A, 1 x USB-C, 1 x Car Outlet
Weight: 9.57lb (4.34kg)
Average Price: $250

Medium-sized Systems

If you’re looking to add a quick and easy solar setup to your van or RV, this is the size generator you should be considering. These generators are in the 30 to 60lb range and can power just about anything you might want in a camper van.

Bluetti AC200P Solar Generator

Bluetti AC200P

Battery Size: 2000Wh (139Ah @ 14.4V)
Expandability: None
Max Solar Input: 700W
Inverter Size: 2000W (4800W Surge)
Outputs: 6 x 120V, 4 x USB-A, 1 x USB-C, 1 x RV Outlet(25A), 1 x Car Outlet, 2 x DC 5521, 2 x Wireless Charging
Weight: 60.6 lbs (27.5kg)
Average Price: $1,700

EcoFlow Delta Solar Generator

EcoFlow Delta (1000)

Battery Size: 1260Wh (87.5Ah @ 14.4V)
Expandability: None
Max Solar Input: 400W
Inverter Size: 1600W (3300 Surge)
Outputs: 6 x 120V, 4 x USB-A, 2 x USB-C, 1 x Car Outlet
Weight: 30.9lbs (14kg)
Average Price: $800

Fullsize Generators

Full-size generators are for those looking to power very large campers or for off-grid cabin use. These generators can be expanded in size by purchasing additional battery storage from the manufacturer. By stringing enough battery storage together, you can even have enough energy to power your home during blackouts.

Bluetti AC200Max Solar Generator

Bluetti AC200Max

Battery Size: 2048Wh (142Ah @ 14.4V)
Expandability: 6144Wh (426Ah @ 14.4V
Max Solar Input: 900W
Inverter Size: 2,200W (4,800W Surge)
Outputs: 4 x 120V, 1 x 120V NEMA TT-30, 4 x USB-A, 1 x USB-C, 1 x 12V RV Outlet, 1 x Car Outlet, 2 x DC 5521
Weight: 61.9lbs, (28.1kg)
Average Price: $1,900

Bluetti EP500Pro Solar Generator

Bluetti EP500Pro

Battery Size: 5100W (354Ah @ 14.4V)
Expandability:
Max Solar Input: 1200W
Inverter Size: 3000W (6000W Surge)
Outputs: 4 x 120V, 4 x USB-A, 1 x USB-C, 1 x Car Outlet, 1 x 12V RV Outlet, 2 x DC 5521, 2 x Wireless Charging
Weight: 182lbs (83kg)
Average Price: $6,000

EcoFlow Delta Pro Solar Generator

EcoFlow Delta Pro

Battery Size: 3600Wh (250Ah @ 14.4V)
Expandability: 25,000Wh (1,736Ah @ 14.4V)
Max Solar Input: 1600W
Inverter Size: 3600W (7200W Surge)
Outputs: 5 x 120V, 4 x USB-A, 2 x USB-C, 1 x Car Outlet, 2 x DC 5521
Weight: 99lbs (45kg)
Average Price: $3500

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