Power Practical Launches New Solar Panel 'Solar Stash' for the Holidays

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Product sets a new standard in solar technology and establishes a “get one, give one” paradigm for solar panel distribution.

Solar stash folding solar panel, with the WP2400 water resistant rechargeable lithium ion USB charger/flashlight, and practical meter.

The Solar Stash bundle comes with everything you need to pack a pocket full of sunshine!

Another great product from the Power Pot producers – pleased to be a supporter!
- Jeffrey (Indiegogo contributor)

Power Practical, an alternative energy startup, released a new product today for crowd funding on Indiegogo: http://www.indiegogo.com/solar-stash/x/1855585. The Solar Stash™ is a rugged yet beautiful portable solar panel, built specifically for working remotely to charge cell phones, GPS and other USB compatible devices.

Inherent utility aside, technological improvements boost the Solar Stash to an estimated 200% more wattage output compared to existing products. In addition to being more powerful, it is also 40% smaller and 15% lighter, making it an ideal tool for any backpacking kit. Finally, the panel comes with the one and only Practical Meter™ which shows users how much power is being supplied to their USB device. This feature ensures optimal positioning of the solar panel towards the sun, maximizing power output. Additionally, The Practical Meter provides realistic expectations in regards to charge times and is designed to work with any USB compatible chargers.

Keeping a larger goal in mind, Power Practical will leverage key partnerships to distribute the panels throughout regions of Sub-Saharan Africa where safe, reliable and affordable energy is a luxury. Half of the proceeds from initial production will jumpstart a new solar evergreen fund with Solar Sister (http://www.solarsister.org) whereby Power Practical donates one panel for every panel purchased.

With the aforementioned research and development complete, the Solar Stash is ready in time for the holiday season. Should the funding goal be met, a purchaser or gift recipient will have their Solar Stash in time for spring backpacking (April) and provide a panel to someone in need of energy independence. Support the Solar Stash on Indiegogo or visit http://www.solarstash.com for more information.

Power Practical™ (http://www.powerpractical.com) is a Salt Lake City based group of 8 engineers, entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts who emphasize diversity in energy resources by developing innovative, effective and affordable energy products. While the grid that supplies electricity to most of the World is generally reliable, everyone experiences the occasional power outage and there are vast areas of the World that are simply off the grid. The problems posed by imperfect and/or unavailable energy resources are what drive Power Practical's research and development. Since its inception, Power Practical has created waves in the community with successful Kickstarter funding of The PowerPot® (http://www.thepowerpot.com), and hopes to add another alternative energy product to its family with a new portable solar panel, the Solar Stash.

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