BioLite SolarHome 620 | February 2018

This month, we’ve teamed up with BioLite to give 12 active subscribers a SolarHome 620 ($150 value)! The easy-to-install solar panel captures daily sun to charge up a central control box which powers 3 hanging lights, USB charge-out, and an MP3/ FM radio system.

Originally developed by BioLite for emerging markets, where energy poverty is common, the SolarHome 620 is currently in use in over 5,000 homes across western Kenya. Now it's available for anyone in off-grid living situations. Perfect for vans, sheds, cabins, or the next power outage, the system comes packed in a kit the size of a shoebox.

  • 6W solar panel connects to 20 Wh Control Box
  • 3 overhead lights, one with motion sensor
  • Wall-mounted switches control hanging lights
  • Control Box plays radio/MP3 & provides charge out
  • 18ft daisy-chainable cables for multi-room lighting

BioLite technologies not only develop brilliant products for outdoor recreation, but also address the health and environmental challenges of smoky open-fire cooking and kerosene lighting in emerging markets and work with partners across Africa and India to distribute their clean energy products.