It’s summer and the United States is open for natural disasters. With multiple wildfires burning across the West, Florida already on lock down in the face of Tropical Storm Debby, and heavy flooding in Minnesota, it’s becoming painfully obvious that extreme weather is something we’ll all have to get used to.
Weather it’s record-breaking heat or unexpected tornadoes, human-accelerated climate change is at work in almost every natural disaster we’ve seen recently. Despite our own hand in creating these life-threatening situations, humans are being forced to adapt to the Earth’s changing environment–and quickly. In most emergency situations, survival depends on access to power. That’s why Sun Flare Systems created the SOS In A Box: a solar-powered backup generator systems provides instant solar electrical power in any outage or disaster.
The SOS kit consists of three main components which work together to provide free, clean energy during an off-grid living situation: a backup generator, flexible high-efficiency solar panels, and a charge controller. Each PV panel can be expected to produce up to 75 watts of electricity for a total of 800-2500 watts.
Similar to the Solar Suitcase we featured previously, the SOS system can power low-wattage LED A/C or D/C powered lights, cell phone chargers, radios and other pieces of emergency equipment that can be plugged into the 12 volt outlet. It also features an external 110/120 Volt 60Hz A/C power outlet, a 12-volt car adapter, and according to Sun Flare Systems, is completely waterproof.
The company claims that in addition to operating free of wires, noise, and costly fossil fuels, the SOS kit is one of the only backup power generators that can be used safely inside a house or temporary shelter. Additionally Sun Flare says its solar package is the first FAA and Airline Approved generator of its kind.