Staples offers solar energy products to provide backup power for handheld devices, lights, entertainment equipment, battery chargers, and standard electrical outlets. Keep solar chargers, panels, or generators on hand to stay connected during power outages or while outdoors.
Solar chargers use sunlight to charge handheld USB devices such as cell phones, global positioning systems, and mp3 players when other power sources are unavailable. Staples offers several styles of chargers, including panels and small portable units, to keep your devices powered when you don't have access to standard electricity. Models featuring USB outlets provide maximum versatility. Some models can be linked together to increase their charging capacity.
Unlike solar chargers, solar generators provide a continuous source of power for larger devices such as televisions and can hold their charge for months to be ready when they are needed. Because they create energy from sunlight, solar generators operate quietly and without the fumes associated with gasoline-fueled generators. Integrated standard outlets make it easy to plug in anything you need.
Solar lighting illuminates your work area without the need for traditional batteries. Solar lights such as flashlights, lanterns, and LED lights keep their charge and are ready when needed for outages, emergencies, and outdoor activities.
Kits combine different solar energy components into bundles to meet common needs. Kits designed to charge 12 volt batteries provide emergency battery charges for cars and other vehicles, while those made for handheld devices are small and portable for convenience. Some kits include built-in solar powered lights to provide the visibility necessary to get the charger up and working in an emergency situation.