Goal Zero Yeti lithium solar generator series finally arrives. The pioneer in portable solar power industry has emerged up with a line of lithium-based solar generators. Portable solar enthusiasts have been long waiting for Goal Zero’s Yeti lithium generators. Fine, the firm has now unveiled the new line of Yeti at CES 2017. The new releases also include revamped Boulder solar panels and, by surprise, a fuel generator, Yeti Fuel.
Well, the new series of Yeti generators include Yeti 400 Lithium, Yeti 1000 Lithium, Yeti 1400 Lithium and Yeti 3000 Lithium. Goal Zero expects to start selling the first three models this spring. Yeti 1000 Lithium, as per Goal Zero, is for sale in select Costco stores only. Meanwhile, no more info is available on the release of the massive Yeti 3000 Lithium. Indeed, we are in touch with Goal Zero team to get right information.
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Goal Zero Yeti Lithium Solar Generators – All to Know
The best part with Goal Zero Yeti lithium solar generators is they come up with lithium batteries. Yes, it means you get the generators lightweight and with more charging cycles. It is when the outgoing models sport heavy lead-acid batteries. Plus, Goal Zero has designed new products with a host of other cutting edge features also. We will discuss them in detail below. Anyway, what you get is a totally new line of Yeti solar generators.
Goal Zero is certainly the most popular maker in portable solar power industry. For the last decade, Goal Zero has changed the way people could use solar energy for portable use. Several companies later joined the foray with awesome products. Some Goal Zero competitors released lithium-based lightweight solar power stations long before. Though a bit late, Goal Zero has also emerged up with lithium solar power stations now.
We have more details of the newly launched Goal Zero Yeti series below. Of course, with a series of models coming up from the company, there would be something suitable for your needs and budget. Anyway, before going to more features of the machines, have a look at their prices, images and availability details below.
Goal Zero Lithium Generators – What Are New?
Better Batteries – Lithium Batteries
First of all, Goal Zero has embraced lithium batteries for its new Yeti series. Indeed, customers have been long looking for Goal Zero Yeti lithium variants. As per Goal Zero, its new Yeti line would come with certified, high-quality Panasonic lithium cells inside. Surely, thanks to lithium, new Yeti series is to outperform competition and old lead acid Yeti variants. Rather lightweight and long standing lithium will give new Yeti series an edge.
Lightweight, More Friendly for Outdoor Uses
Change in size and weight of new Yeti series, thanks to lithium, is absolutely exciting. For example, you get the new Goal Zero Yeti Lithium 1000 solar generator with just 42 pounds. Amazingly, it is around 60-pound lighter than the lead acid battery-powered Yeti 1250. Plus, the new model, as you see in the picture above, is more compact too. Overall, the new line of Goal Zero Yeti becomes rather cool for your outdoor and camping needs.
State-of- the-Art Patent Pending AC Inverter
Yes, the new Goal Zero Yeti generators will feature advanced AC inverters. As per Goal Zero, it would ensure industry-leading surge allowance with multi-stage protection to the connected devices. It translates there would be better compatibility of Goal Zero Yeti Lithium with more devices. On the whole, new Yeti line would be fine to power up different types of gadgets from phones and tablets to power tools and space heaters.
Advanced LED Display
Besides big changes like battery and inverter, Goal Zero Yeti Lithium touts a lot of small improvements as well. One notable thing is an advanced LED display that would let you read battery status simply. Being a portable device, it would certainly be quite awesome to have a screen that shows time to empty and full. It would help you plan your charging time and easily manage the available energy in the battery.
Next Generation Goal Zero Yeti Lithium Variants
As noted above, Goal Zero is working to launch a collection of new Yeti generators. Actually, we didn’t have exact information on the variants and their specs. Once we contacted Goal Zero team for the info, they replied the company would release two models – Yeti 400 Lithium and Yeti 1400 Lithium – this spring. Meanwhile, Yeti 1000 Lithium would hit select Costco stores. However, we are yet to to have a look at the specs and picture of Yeti 3000. Though Goal Zero announced it at CES 2017, we are not sure of its arrival also.
Update: Goal Zero has finally launched its new Yeti 3000 Lithium. Also, it has listed listed Yeti 1000 on Amazon.com. You could access the price and other details of both the models below.
Goal Zero New Boulder Solar Panels
Along with the fresh line of Goal Zero Yeti Lithium, there are also new Boulder panels. At CES, Goal Zero put on display multiple Boulder panels with different power. They are 50W and 100W normal panels and 100W and 200W briefcase panels. Like old models, they are all mono panels built with tempered glass. The great thing with the briefcase models is portability. Well, you could fold down the panels like a suitcase after use.
Goal Zero Yeti Fuel – First Gasoline Portable Generator
By the way, taking everybody by surprise, Goal Zero unveiled a fuel generator at CES. Branded as Yeti Fuel, it broke the so-called tradition of Goal Zero as an innovator of eco-friendly, alternative portable energy devices. Sure, Yet Fuel takes Goal Zero to a step toward more conventional approach of portable power.
Interestingly, Yeti Fuel will work with all Goal Zero Yeti Lithium portable power packs. The gasoline generator might work as an alternative for those who live in places with no better sunlight. And for situations with bad weather. Whatever, Goal Zero Yeti Fuel feels like a fantastic gas generator with a cool and compact design. And of course, we can expect it as a rather eco-friendly, less noisy when compared to its rivals.
Being a portable solar power blogger, I am really excited of the new series of Goal Zero Yeti Lithium. Of course, these products are going to hit the market. As we know, the American firm has been a trend maker in portable solar products. For the last ten years, it has been selling a collection of brilliant solar power stations. With the new line of solar generators, campers, hikers, and emergency preppers will have more options to pick from.