Jackery Solarsaga 100w Solar Panel

Jackery Solarsaga 100w Solar Panel Review

Jackery Solarsaga 100w Solar Panel

Portable batteries have become increasingly popular in recent years as they are needed to charge cell phones, tablets, computers, medical devices (e.g., CPAP), and more. Gas-powered generators were a leading source of portable power for decades, but their maintenance and environmental (and health) impacts were overwhelming for some. Then along came battery-powered generators, popularized by Goal Zero, offering consumers convenience, quietness and ease of use. Combine them with solar panels and you get virtually unlimited power for someone like me: an avid hiker, camper, backpacker and survivalist.

A combination of a battery station like the Jackery Explorer 1000 and a solar panel is the ideal gear for survivalists, emergencies and campers: GREAT. However, not all solar panels are created equal. Solar technology has improved over the past decade LOT and prices vary.

In early 2020, Jackery released an updated version of its SolarSaga 100W (Gen 2) solar panels as a direct competitor to Goal Zero’s Nomad 100. The immediate difference between the two products is visually striking: while the Nomad consists of four panels, the Jackery folds in half with just two panels – accented by a rigid orange carrying handle.

Short and sweet
The April 2020 version (Gen 2) of the Jackery SolarSaga 100W solar panels comes with a strikingly beautiful update. While many panels in this class are either permanently mounted or fold multiple times into a briefcase, the SolarSaga simply folds in half and is held together by strong magnets accented by a rigid, bright orange carrying handle on top. Inside this handle is a lockable compartment with an integrated Anderson connector cable that can be connected to a battery station with an appropriate extension cable.

Camping with Explorer 1000 and SolarSaga 100W

On a clear, sunny day, the SolarSaga achieved 80W of power, an exceptionally good figure considering that monocrystalline solar panels lose about 25% of their efficiency. A built-in stand helps align the module at an optimal 45-degree angle for maximum sun exposure. A built-in pocket allows for cable storage.

There are also two USB ports along the carrying handle for direct charging of mobile devices and accessories, although these were moved inside the zippered pocket on the July 2020 (Gen 3) version (which also replaced the universal Anderson connector with an 8mm adapter). I had expressed my dissatisfaction to Jackery about this change, as it makes the SolarSaga almost impossible to use with anything but their products. All Jackery Explorer 500 and Explorer 1000 power stations come with a Y-cable so that two SolarSaga panels can be used in parallel to charge their batteries faster.

All in all, the SolarSaga 100W solar panels are beautiful, rugged, efficient and portable, and are backed by a company that is becoming increasingly known for its excellent customer service.

What’s good? – Advantages
VERY efficient charging. Most panels should charge between 50-75% of the stated wattage.
Monocrystalline panels typically have a 25-30 year lifespan, after which efficiency begins to decline.
Foldable design makes the panel portable, easy to store and protected from dust
Panels are held together with two strong magnets and can be folded and unfolded quickly
Built-in stand to keep the panel facing the sun for better sun exposure
Lightweight orange carrying handle
Increases the stability and strength of the panels
Makes the product stand out and look professional

Two (2) USB ports for direct charging of mobile devices and accessories, such as tablets
USB-A: 5V @ 2.4A
USB-C: 5V @ 3A
The port is NOT PD (Power Delivery)
LED light to indicate charging status
Lockable compartment with integrated Anderson DC cable (11″/ 0.3m)
Can charge battery powered generators at 18V (5.55A)
Compatible lead-acid batteries: sealed, colloidal or open
Anderson to 8mm extension cable included (9.8’/ 3m)
Anderson connector can be converted to MC4 to increase compatibility with other products

Note: In the July 2020 (Gen 3) version of the SolarSaga 100W, the Anderson connector was replaced with an 8mm adapter and it and the USB connectors were moved to the integrated zippered pouch. I have criticized Jackery for this move, as the Anderson connector is more universal for use with other brands of power plants.

Built-in zippered pocket for accessory storage.
Fairly light at 5.5 pounds and portable: 24″ x 22″ x 1.8″ (folded), 48″ x 22″ x 0.9″ (unfolded)
Daisy-chain capable
Two of these panels can be daisy-chained together in PARALLEL (NOT in a SERIES) for a combined theoretical output of 200W (or up to 150W actual).
A Y-cable is required and can be obtained free of charge from Jackery when 2 SolarSaga panels are purchased.
The cable is included with the Jackery Explorer 500 and Explorer 1000 battery stations.
The Jackery Explorer 1000 can take up to 200W of power. Therefore, a 3rd or 4th SolarSaga is not required.
Jackery states that the modules are waterproof NOT
However, online reviews indicate IPX3 equivalent water resistance. See TIPS for more information
Unexpected EXCELLENT Customer service

Circuitry to protect against reverse charging 2 year warranty
Worked partially with the Goal Zero Yeti 500x
Although Jackery and Goal Zero use 8-mm input connectors, they are NOT identical.
The front 8mm connector on the Yeti was partially able to accept the 8mm cable that came with the SolarSaga. It did not plug in securely, but charging worked.
The Yeti’s rear 8mm port accepted NOT the SolarSaga cable. It would not plug in or charge.
Recommendation: If you plan to use the SolarSaga 100W with Goal Zero power stations, you should purchase Goal Zero’s 8mm Anderson cable.

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Beautiful Rhine Fall At Switzerland

Beautiful Rhine Fall At Switzerland

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Dear friends, I like to introduce  you a spectacular spot which I have been to in Switzerland with my mum and grandma. It was a Europe holiday trip with many pleasant memories that are unforgettable. One of them was at River Rhine. The beauty of this river really captivated us and I highly recommend you to visit this spot.

The Rhine is the longest river in Germany and is known for its beauty, with medieval castles and pretty wine villages along its banks. But it was not like this in the past. For a long time it was heavily polluted. Part of the Rhine is part of the UNESCO cultural heritage. People used to be drawn to the Rhine for all sorts of games – even swimming, despite the dangerous currents. Legend has it that in winter, part of the Rhine freezes over and people then walk across the mighty waterway. The river begins in Switzerland. It flows through the city of Basel, forms the border between Germany and France, flows into Germany and the Netherlands, and ends in the North Sea. But after an environmental disaster 20 years ago in Switzerland, many stayed away from the water, and experts wondered if it would ever be clean again. At a recent press conference, an international commission declared that the Rhine was once again a “living” river. Pesticide pollution In 1986, a fire broke out in a storage room at the Sandoz pharmaceutical company’s manufacturing plant in the Swiss city of Basel. As a result, huge amounts of pesticides were released into the Upper Rhine, killing a variety of fish and microorganisms. The accident turned the river into the largest cesspool in Europe. Fritz Holzwarth, head of the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine in Bonn, said the disaster was the catalyst for concern about the health of the river. “We can say that the Sandoz incident was basically the worst possible scenario that was possible at the time, and it did a lot to make water protection a major issue in politics,” he said. A daunting task Fairytale beauty along the river’s meanders It took a great deal of effort to make the river a place where people could swim again. Ultimately, it was pressure from an outraged public that forced politicians to act quickly. Since then, investment in industrial and public water treatment plants has totaled 60 billion euros (more than $75 billion), with local governments investing one billion euros annually in water treatment. The risk of another dramatic accident has been minimized because companies located along the Rhine have taken precautionary measures, Holzwarth said, adding that a proactive approach is needed to keep the river clean. “The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine wants to work with the riparians of the river to create a perspective that allows people to live with and enjoy the river,” he said. “We want to involve the river in our lives and in those of our children,” he added. To that end, a 320-kilometer hiking trail, the Rheinsteig, was recently completed between Bonn and Koblenz. In addition, the Rhine, the most densely populated river in Europe, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has once again become home to more than 60 different species of fish. DW recommends The gold rush on the Rhine In Neuchâtel, there is a gold-digging atmosphere on Saturdays. Then amateur treasure hunters wade into the Rhine and dig for gold. With a little luck, they bring home splinters of the precious metal. (16.10.2006) A river passes through Riverboats have access to more than 7,000 kilometers (4,350 miles) of inland waterways in Germany. Many routes are popular with travelers who want to relax on a cruise ship and watch the world go by.  Rejuvenating the Rhine A German state plans to designate part of the Rhine as a special protection zone to meet EU targets for preserving its natural habitat. The move, however, has drawn mixed reactions.

The pioneering phase. With a length of 1300 km, the Rhine is the third longest European river after the Danube and the Volga. It serves a catchment area of 170,000 km2, which extends over seven countries: Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. More than 50 million people live in this catchment today (Huisman et al. 2000; Wieriks and Schulte-Wuelwer-Leidig 1997). By the beginning of the twentieth century, the wild nature of the Rhine had been tamed so that salmon, once abundant, were nearly extinct. The Tulla Correction Project (1817-1876) played an important role in this change. Named after its architect, Johann Gottfried Tulla, the project primarily sought to stem the flooding of the river. This meant shortening the river by about 82 kilometers and unifying its width between Basel and Strasbourg to between 230 and 250 meters. This massive river project brought with it various unintended consequences, especially for the nature of the river landscape. Fish breeding grounds were damaged, and bird populations declined. Industry was attracted to the natural resources of the Rhine basin, which included vast coal deposits. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Middle Rhine was the hardest hit; new canals were dug, railroads laid, and port facilities built to exploit these resources. In particular, the Ruhr, named after the Rhine’s tributary, became synonymous with coal and iron. In the slipstream of mining and smelting operations, the chemical industry followed, leading to ever-increasing demands for water and energy. At the turn of the century, the first steps toward electrification were taken on the High Rhine. This was an international affair from the beginning, as electricity was transmitted across borders. There are at least three reasons for this. First, the High Rhine formed the political border between Switzerland and Germany. The construction of a dam with a power plant near Rheinfelden in 1894 therefore required a bilateral agreement between the Swiss canton of Aargau and the Grand Duchy of Baden (Kleisl 2001). After Rheinfelden, ten more dams were commissioned on the High Rhine between 1912 and 1963, including the one at Laufenburg.15 Growing entrepreneurial and industrial activities gave further impetus to cross-border cooperation and rising energy demand.

 

What Is Fintech And Why Is It Important?

Fintech means “finance” and “technology” and refers to any company that uses technology to improve or automate financial services and processes. The term encompasses a rapidly growing industry that serves the interests of both consumers and businesses in a variety of ways. From mobile banking and insurance to cryptocurrencies and investment apps, fintech has a seemingly endless array of applications. The industry is huge – and will continue to expand in the coming years.

One driving factor is that many traditional banks are supporting and adopting technology. They are actively investing in, acquiring or partnering with fintech startups because it’s easier to give digitally oriented customers what they want while advancing the industry and staying relevant.

What is a fintech company? Fintech companies integrate technologies (such as AI, blockchain, and data science) into traditional financial sectors to make them safer, faster, and more efficient. Fintech is one of the fastest-growing technology sectors, with companies innovating in nearly every area of finance, from payments and lending to credit scoring and stock trading.

How does fintech work? Fintech is not a new industry, but one that has evolved very quickly. Technology has always been part of the financial world to some degree, whether it’s the introduction of credit cards in the 1950s or ATMs, electronic trading systems, personal finance apps and high-frequency trading in the decades that followed. What lies behind financial technology varies from project to project, application to application. However, some of the latest developments use machine learning algorithms, blockchain and data science to enable everything from credit risk processing to hedge fund management. In fact, there is now an entire subset of regulatory technologies called “regtech” that aim to navigate the complex world of compliance and regulatory issues of industries like, you guessed it, fintech.

As the fintech industry has grown, so have cybersecurity concerns in the fintech industry. The massive growth of fintech companies and marketplaces on a global scale has made vulnerabilities in fintech infrastructure increasingly apparent, while also making them a target for cybercriminal attacks. Fortunately, technology is constantly evolving to minimize existing fraud risks and mitigate new threats that continue to emerge.

Fintech Examples and Applications. Although the industry conjures up images of startups and industry-changing technologies, traditional companies and banks are also steadily adopting fintech services for their own purposes. Here is a quick look at how the industry is both transforming and improving some areas of finance. Banking Mobile banking is an important part of the fintech industry. In the world of personal finance, consumers have increasingly demanded easy digital access to their bank accounts, especially from a mobile device.

Most major banks now offer some type of mobile banking capability, especially with the rise of digital-first banks or “neobanks.” Neobanks are essentially banks without physical branches that offer checking, savings, payments and lending services to their customers on a fully mobile and digital infrastructure. Some examples of neobanks include Chime, Simple, and Varo. Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain In parallel with fintechs, cryptocurrencies and blockchain have emerged.

Blockchain is the technology that enables the mining of cryptocurrencies and the existence of marketplaces, while advances in cryptocurrency technology are due to both blockchain and fintech. Even though blockchain and cryptocurrency are unique technologies that fall outside the realm of financial technology, both are necessary in theory to create practical applications that advance financial technology. Some key blockchain companies you sh ould know about are Gemini, Spring Labs, and Circle, while examples of companies that specialize in cryptocurrencies include Coinbase and SALT. Investment & Savings Fintech has led to an explosion in the number of investment and savings apps in recent years. More than ever, the barriers to investing are being broken down by companies like Robinhood, Stash, and Acorns. While these apps differ in their approach, they all use a combination of savings and automated small-dollar investment methods, such as instant round-up of deposits on purchases, to introduce consumers to the markets.

Machine Learning and Trading. The ability to predict how markets will perform is the Holy Grail of the financial world. With billions of dollars at stake, it’s no surprise that machine learning is playing an increasingly important role in financial technology. The power of this AI subfield lies in its ability to run massive amounts of data through algorithms designed to identify trends and risks, giving consumers, businesses, banks and more organizations a more informed understanding of investment and purchase risks at an earlier stage.

Payments. Moving money around is something fintech is very good at. The phrase “I’ll Venmo you” is now a replacement for “I’ll pay you later.” Venmo, of course, is the most popular platform for mobile payments. Payment service providers have changed the way we all do business. It’s easier than ever to send money digitally around the world. In addition to Venmo, popular payment service providers include Zelle, Paypal, Stripe and Square. Fintechs are also overhauling lending by simplifying risk assessment, speeding up approval processes and making credit more accessible. Billions of people around the world can now apply for credit through their mobile devices, and new data points and risk modeling capabilities are extending credit to underserved populations. In addition, consumers can request credit reports multiple times a year without dropping their score, making the entire credit world more transparent for everyone.

Notable credit companies include Tala, Petal, and Credit Karma. Insurance Although insurtech is quickly becoming its own industry, it still falls under the fintech umbrella. Many fintech startups are partnering with traditional insurance companies to automate processes and expand coverage. From mobile car insurance to wearables for health insurance, the industry is on the verge of a plethora of innovations. Some insurtech companies to keep an eye on include Oscar Health, Root Insurance and PolicyGenius. Fintech Trends for 2021Fintech is an emerging industry with seemingly endless opportunities to improve our financial systems.

Some fintech trends we will see are: The rise of robo-advisors in stock trading, the use of blockchain in anti-money laundering, the introduction of alternative credit reporting, and the decentralization of global payments.

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Anthony Aries