Goal Zero Boulder 30m

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Recharge your Goal Zero® power pack faster than ever with the Boulder 30 solar panel. This 30-watt, highly efficient mono-crystalline solar panel can be linked to other panels for maximum energy. It's constructed from strong, durable tempered glass in an aluminum frame, and it can be set up for temporary or permanent installation.

Features



  • Collect 30 watts of power from the sun
  • Temporary or permanent installation
  • Rated for 20-year light
  • Strong tempered glass with aluminum frame
  • Can be linked together for maximum energy
  • 30-day manufacturer's money back guarantee
  • 1-year manufacturer's warranty

Specifications



  • Charges: Extreme 350 power pack (12-24 hrs)
  • Solar Panel: Mono-crystalline; 18-20 V (30 W)
  • Converting Efficiency: 17-18%
  • Output: 12 V charging port (8 mm); 14-16 V, 2.0 A max (30 W), not regulated
  • Optimal Operating Temperature: 32-104°F
  • Certifications: FCC and CE
  • Dimensions: W 18" x H 21" x D 1"
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs

Product Reviews

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Goal Zero Boulder 30m
 
4.3

(based on 184 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (111)
  • Good price / value (92)
  • Attractive (70)
  • Easy installation (62)
  • Easy to customize (20)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Weak adhesive (4)

Best Uses

  • Camping (21)
  • Travel (18)
  • Backpacking (17)
  • Education/religious/non-profit (14)
  • Emergency equipment (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (83), Budget shopper (39), High-end shopper (18), Quality oriented (14), Advanced (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30), Yes (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (154), Business (6)

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2.0

Won't charge Switch 8 Recharger

By onobo

from Az

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

      I bought the Goal Zero kit with solar panel and recharger for the trip to the jungle in Guyana. The plan was to leave the solar panel and recharger in camp then be able to charge up cameras, etc at night.

      I tested it out in Tucson, AZ, in direct sunlight and in more than 8 hrs it would not charge the Switch 8 Recharger more than 50%. I tried numerous times, changed angles, no improvement. The Switch 8 Recharger would take a full charge from my laptop.

      In the end, I left the solar panel at home, wasn't worth the weight.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      2.0

      Poor Performance

      By Texas Camping Addict

      from Fort Worth Texas

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Doesn't Perform

      Best Uses

      • none

      Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

      Bought this for my Yeti 400 and before I brought multi panels I wanted to give this a test run. My yeti was about 60% charged and right before I used the solar panel I plugged it into the wall and the input was 65 Watts on a 72 watt max, so I know the charge was needed. I placed it directly in the sun at the correct angle that was recommended. There were no clouds in the sky and no trees blocking the sun and it was about a 73 degree beautiful day. The most input I could get is 5 watts. This is suppose to be a 30 watt panel, but the only 30 watts this will see is if I hooked it up to jumper cables.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Boulder 30 Solar Panels

      By Central PA Prepper

      from Gettysburg PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

          I have 3 Boulder 30's permanently installed on self fabricated mounts ( out of PVC piping) in my yard routed to a guardian charge controller hooked to 2 RV/Marine 12 volt batteries that power a 2000 watt inverter. I have had this set for a year now and so far it works well. I am little disappointed that the paint on the panel frame is not as durable for long term outside installation and there are certainly better value panels( more watts for the $) out there but the ease of setting this up was great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Get this instead of the 7

          By Hawiekame the ethnomusicologist

          from Colotlan, Jalisco, Mexico

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Installation

          Cons

          • Poor Construction
          • Weak Adhesive

          Best Uses

          • Education/Religious/Non-Profit
          • Off-grid Research

          Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

          I use my Goal Zero panels for charging batteries during off-grid ethnographic research. I probably should have gone straight to the Nomad 13 instead of getting the Nomad 7 first... it's much better for charging the Guide 10 battery pack. You can also charge other batteries (such as deep cycle solar batteries) with the Guardian 12V Charge Controller. That said, the Nomad 7 is still a convenient workhorse and will get the job done if you need something small. But, if you're deciding between the 7 and 13, just go with the 13 if your budget allows. On the downside, one of the clip rings for hanging the unit broke. It was not properly sewn into the stitching around the edge and pulled out while hanging from the small carabiner (that came with the 7 but not the 13 for some reason). Other than that annoyance, no problems.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          shipping to Victoria, BC Canada

          By Kona Jon

          from Victoria BC Canada

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

                Shipping cost me $60! You should be shipping USPostal to Canada Post much much cheaper than UPS.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                As advertised and works properly.

                By Bob

                from South Carolina

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • And Enjoy Using Them
                • Attractive Design
                • Easy Installation
                • I Like Goal Zero Products

                Cons

                • Allready Seen Knockoffs
                • Appears To Be A Clone Of
                • At A Much Lower Price
                • China
                • made in China
                • On Ebay Being Sold From
                • Pricey / Poor Value
                • The Older Nomad 135

                Best Uses

                • Travel And Camping

                Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

                Will be used for travel and camping for charging phone, laptop etc. I like the added pouch on back of unit and connections in the pouch. Good ideas.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Complete Remote Power

                By KFSR

                from Fresno CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

                    The Radio Manager is back. Now that I have 4 boulders I'm ready to take on the world. Power anyplace anytime. Quick and easy.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Here Comes the Sun!

                    By jlowry999

                    from Johnstown, PA.

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

                      This is made very durable and will complement my application for sustainability in the use of my Airstream. Now I can go wherever, no gas generators, safe, and practical.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good solar panel

                      By Savage500

                      from Green River, WYO

                      About Me High-end Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Price / Value
                      • Wide Size Selection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hikinghuntingoutdoors

                        Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

                        This seems to be a good solar panel. I purchased it mainly with the idea of being able to recharge mine and my wife's iPhone 5's when out camping. Initially, I couldn't get it to work, so I called Goal Zero customer service. First person I got on the phone told me it should work fine and gave me little other instruction. Tried it and it still didn't work. Called back and got a different customer service person. This lady walked me through different things that need to be done, then it worked. If you have an iPhone 5 understand that you need to put the panel out in the direct sun, let it warm up a bit first. Then put the phone into airplane mode and/or shut it down completely. Doing all that, it will recognize the power source and recharge. Or you can just use the Guide 10 Plus and recharge that.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Second set

                        By Tony

                        from Bronx New York

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Easy Installation
                        • Good Price / Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Goal Zero Boulder 30m:

                            Excellent size of panels fits in my back pack and can chain to another Nomad 7 I have allowing for multiple charging of electronics, solidly built panels. I use them to charge my tablet, phone, R1 and R2 speakers and guide ten power packs and other power packs. I am never without power out doors. Excellent for outdoor use and price is right.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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