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Utah's Goal Zero releases new solar generators

Published June 27, 2013 10:05 am

Tech • Bluffdale company' devices aimed at camping and disaster relief.
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Bluffdale-based Goal Zero, makers of portable solar-powered generators, has two new models designed for camping.

The Yeti 150 ($199.99) and Yeti 400 ($459.99) Solar Generators can be used to power cell phones, laptops and lights.

The 29-pound Yeti 400 delivers 400 watt-hours of power, which can be used to recharge a smartphone more than 30 times, a laptop five times, or run a TV for three hours, according to the company.

The 12-pound Yeti 150 can provide 50 hours of light, 15 smartphone charges, or recharge a laptop twice. Both generators can be fully charged in 24 hours to 30 hours with a solar panel that is sold separately.

The generators can be purchased at REI, Sportsman's Warehouse and at GoalZero.com.

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