Goal Zero is one of the many exhibitors that have showcased their latest innovations in the recently concluded Consumer Technology Association (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
During the four-day event, the manufacturer of portable solar power products have introduced their newest Yeti Fuel, which is said to be a gas generator that is mainly designed to provide electricity when solar power is not available. It gives steady and efficient energy that only needs to be turned on when required.
According to sources, this machine is developed to work hand in hand with any of the Yeti Portable Power Stations. Basically, it connects to Goal Zero’s latest Lithium battery packs to be able to produce power when no other sources are available. One of its most noteworthy features, though, is its ability to sense when its battery pack is full then shuts itself off automatically. This helps it save gasoline and minimize the number of fumes and noise produced by its gas-powered motor.
Aside from the Yeti Fuel, Goal Zero has also announced three new solar panel models under the Boulder moniker. Some of these are even capable enough to produce up to 100 watts of power. The variants are branded as the Boulder 50, the Boulder 100, and the Boulder 100 Briefcase, which comes in two 50-watt panels housed within a foldable construction. Based on the company, these panels have been designed using an aluminum frame and durable tempered glass. They also have built-in kickstands that allow users to angle them toward the sunlight for better efficiency.
As of now, the pricing for the Yeti Fuel has not been determined yet. But Goal Zero said that it will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2017. The Boulder 50, Boulder 100, and Boulder 100 Briefcase, on the other hand, will be available to consumers this coming March for $150 (203 AUD), $300 (406 AUD), and $375 (508 AUD), respectively.