Power reaches into almost every aspect of our lives: it keeps our electricity on, powers our favorite tech, and simply keeps our homes running smoothly. We’re pretty reliant on it. But technology is evolving, and so is how it is fueled.
Sustainable power provider Bluetti is pioneering a number of ways to keep the lights on with portable and innovative ways that make living off grid or being proactive in emergency preparedness easier than ever. We’re talking about power banks and the capabilities to continue running your home as normal. These units make it possible to keep the heat running in the middle of winter or blast some AC on summer’s hottest days, all while keeping the lights on and keeping the TV on in the background. Heck, when paired with solar panels, it can perpetually power your home, compliments of the sun.
During CES, Bluetti launched a new way to harvest energy and a series of other exciting products, including its most powerful and most compact power banks to date. Their groundbreaking release: a sodium-ion solar battery in the form of the world’s first sodium-ion solar generator, NA300, and its compatible battery pack, B480, with a powerful 3000w. The power center is strong enough to power an entire home for multiple days.
Bluetti cited the NA300 as the fastest charging solar generator since it can be recharged from 0% to 80% in 30 minutes (at room temperature) by 6,000W swift AC + PV dual charging. It’s also built to handle extremely low temperatures, as low as -4℉ in which the sodium-ion battery pack in NA300 and B480 has a capacity retention rate of more than 85% and provides a system integration efficiency of over 80%. When paired with two B480 battery modules (4,800Wh each), it can create a total capacity of 12,600Wh. That’s enough energy to supply the electricity needs of a family of four for several days or even a week.
Compared to its predecessor, the EP500 Pro, which is based on a lithium LiFePO4 battery, the NA300 has a smaller 3000Wh to 5,100Wh. However, the first-generation sodium-ion battery rivals the LiFePO4 battery cells widely used in other BLUETTI products in security and long cycle life except for the low energy density. The new battery aso excels in terms of cost, low-temperature performance, quick-charging, and other electrochemical aspects because of its chemical characteristics.
Another highly anticipated development from Bluetti is the APEX (AC500), their most powerful modular solar system ever with a 5,000-watt pure sine wave inverter. It took over two years to develop, and the modular units make it easy to bank power and take it with you if need be. Pair it with up to six 6×B301 (3,072Wh LFP per pack) battery modules per unit, for up to 18,432Wh, and you’ll be absolutely blown away with all you can power.
Finally, solar power is more accessible than ever ( in size and price) with the extremely compact EB3A with a 600W pure sine wave inverter and 288Wh of LiFePO4 battery pack under the hood, and also supports up to 200 watts of solar input. The EB3A is the first model in the sub-3000Wh range that doesn’t need a bulky power brick to charge. One single cable will charge the EB3A at a relatively stunning rate of 600W, 0 to 80% charged in only 20 minutes, making it insanely easy to take on the go.
Beyond use for emergency preparedness, these power banks are beyond useful for those who want to live an off-grid lifestyle including campers and van dwellers, or for recreational use when tailgating, roadtripping, and other outdoor activities. As the solar panels, their uses are essentially endless.
You can check out Bluetti’s latest CES launches and see their entire lineup of generators on their website.