The Solar Item: Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel



The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel is a smaller charging solar panel that is made for your smaller devices that can be charged with USB or DC (Car Charger/Adapter is included).

Best Uses

How can you go wrong with a device that is named after wandering nomads? If some cavemen had this back in the day, they would have been mighty happy.

Basically, the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel is really designed for charging your smaller devices like phones and mp3 players or iPods. Note that I didn’t say iPads . . . I said iPods. The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel isn’t serious enough to charge tablets, notebooks, laptops or iPads.

This device comes with a lot of great aspects that people love and I’ll write about below, but it does have its limitations.


  • Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Dimensions: 9”x7”x2”
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 8-9V USB port: 5V, up to 1A (5W max), regulated Solar port (blue, 8mm): 15V, up to 0.3A (5W max)