Curious how to harness the sun’s power to charge your devices and power your basecamp on an overlanding trip? In the video below, “The Gear Doctor” Sean Michael provides an overview of key considerations when creating a solar power system that’s appropriate for your individual travel needs. This abbreviated version of the annual hour-long class at Overland Expo live events will get you started on choosing an effective system so the sun can power your adventures.
“The Gear Doctor” Sean Michael
Sean Michael is a professor in the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, and an independent product reviewer of overland gear. He works with a range of leading solar system manufacturers on testing, articles and teaching about solar devices at the Outdoor Retailer Show. He is a proud owner of a home outfitted with a 6kW PV system and uses solar power on his Land Cruiser, trailer and KLR. Follow The Gear Doctor on Instagram.
Photos by Sean Michael
Video by Andrew McAllister Imaging