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Ditch the grid.
Just because you prefer living off the grid doesn't mean you want to go back to a hunter-gatherer way of life. Giving you the ability to gather clean, renewable energy when you're at a remote base camp high in the alpine or staying in a yurt tucked away in a remote mountain range, the Nomad 100 Solar Panel is a great way to maintain some of the convenience of modern life while you're out in the wilderness. Being Goal Zero's largest solar panel, the Nomad 100 is by no means a lightweight solar panel for ultralight pursuits—it weighs just over ten pounds and has a solar capacity of 100W, which is 80W more than the next largest panel is Goal Zero's Nomad series. The Nomad 100 will connect to any one of Goal Zero's Sherpa or Yeti portable power stations, and it will even connect to a third-party charge controller via the included MC4 connector.
- Goal Zero's largest solar panel ideal for base camp and yurt trips
- Connects to any Goal Zero Yeti or Sherpa portable power pack
- 100W capacity charges Goal Zero Yeti 800 in about 8 hours
- Chainable design allows panels to be paired in a series or parallel
- MC4 cord connects panel to third-party charge controllers
- Built-in charging capable for Goal Zero Yeti and Sherpa stations
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Have used this solar panel once, for a week long camping trip in the desert. It worked really well for what I used it for: paired it with the Goal zero Yeti 400 lithium power station to power charging cell phones, speakers, headlamps, and a DIY swamp cooler I made from a 5 gal bucket (ran both a DC power computer fan and water pump). When running any of these items, the power draw was usually lower than the input when the panel was placed at a good angle in decent to good sun – so I was usually running a net positive system, unless I was running multiple items at once. I averaged around 30-50 watts in I never got more than 70 watts in at a given time, so keep in mind that a panels capacity is at perfect conditions, which almost never exist. It would take quite a while to charge up the Yeti from low power to full with one of these panels in moderate sun conditions. The benefit of this panel over the other Goal zero 100watt panels is its portability and smaller size. If you are car camping this is nice. You can also get a couple and chain them together for faster charging of your power stations. Pros of this system: Goal zero does a really good job at making easy to configure solar set ups, portability, multiple adapters to charge many different devices (depending on your battery) – AC, DC, USB, etc, and it’s a super easy system to just plug in and go. Cons: goal zero is really expensive for the wattage you get. You can build your own solar set up with bigger panels for much cheaper, but it takes more electronic and solar know how and a willingness to trouble shoot issues. You can get a goal zero power station and a panel and just plug and go without having to think about much else which is nice if you don’t want to learn technical ins and outs of solar power.
What country is the product manufactured in?
Hey Dan, - The Nomad 100 is manufactured in Asia, China most likely. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.
- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - firstname.lastname@example.org - 801-736-4337