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GOAL ZERO ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF SHERPA 50 SOLAR RECHARGING KIT – POWER YOUR LAPTOP FROM THE SUN

9 May 2013

GOAL ZERO GIVES YOU CONTROL OVER THE LIFE OF YOUR LAPTOP

SALT LAKE CITY – May 9, 2013 – Goal Zero’s Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit is an ultra-portable power supply to keep tablets and laptops charged up wherever life takes you.

With the ability to extend the life of a laptop by two hours or a tablet by 15 hours, the Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit is the epitome of on-the-go power. Recognized by the CEA as a CES Innovation Honoree for Portable Power, the Sherpa 50 weighs less than a bottle of water, fits perfectly in any backpack or briefcase, and quickly refuels from the sun in five hours with the Nomad 13 Solar Panel, or a wall outlet or car adapter in two hours.

“The Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit is the perfect blend of portability and power,” says Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero. “Our original Sherpa was well received by explorers and travelers alike, and this second generation model takes the product to a whole new level. We reduced its size and weight by over 50% and increased functionality with the ability to directly charge a laptop.”

The Sherpa 50 Recharger features a variety of outputs, including USB and DC ports with an option for AC power (110V or 220V) through the Sherpa Inverter, sold separately. One of the most unique aspects of the Sherpa 50 is its “Power Port” that enables you to power laptops directly from the recharger, eliminating the need for an AC inverter as well as the computer’s bulky AC powering cable. Instead, directly plug your laptop into the Power Port on the Sherpa 50 with one of Goal Zero’s Laptop Charging Kits.

The Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging kit has already been tried and tested in the field while powering the crew at Surfer Magazine on their trip through Kamchatka, Russia. Searching for new waves and getting back to the roots of surf discovery, this group of elite surfers spent fourteen days roughing it in the Kamchatka wilderness – living off the land and exploring the unknown. With the help of the Sherpa 50 Recharging Kit, the crew was able to keep their laptops and camera batteries charged up for some incredible on-location updates via Instagram, #Kamshaka.

So whether you’re trekking through the remote Russian wilderness or boarding a flight at gate C20, the Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit will keep your gear going strong. The Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit is available now at select retailers and at GoalZero.com for $399.95.

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About Goal Zero

Goal Zero is the industry leader for renewable and reliable solar power. Born out of the desire to empower people everywhere, Goal Zero’s products are designed to give you the freedom to go anywhere, regardless of battery life. From cellphones to refrigerators, and everything in between, Goal Zero products keep you connected and powered up in any situation. Life never stops. Why should your gear? Solar power. Perfected.

For more information, visit www.goalzero.com

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