BioLight Energy Is On A Mission To Make Every Day Customers Off-Grid Energy Experts Through Intuitive Controls And A Dashboard That Demystifies Energy
BioLite, an innovator in off-grid renewable energy solutions for homes and camps, is stepping into the portable power market with power stations and 100-watt solar panels designed to deliver an efficient, intuitive, and easy-to-use experience for off-grid customers. Those who rely on emergency backup power, campers and overlanders, mobile office workers, and DIY project creators will all benefit from BioLite’s new lineup.
The new Xmounts BaseCharge is a high-performance rechargeable power station that effectively gives users a wall outlet wherever they go. The internal AC inverter allows for the outdoor enthusiast to be plugged in and charging at a full 100W, or to be completely cord-free and utilize wireless charging. “We want customers to feel in control of their energy,” says VP of Product Management Ryan Gist. “We’re giving them port solutions that deliver the right power for the task at hand, whether it’s recharging their phones, powering their fridges, or powering their photography equipment.
By connecting users to the appropriate types and levels of power, they can maximize the efficiency of the energy stored in the BaseCharge. This, combined with our easy-read dashboard, enables customers to get going quickly and intuitively, requiring no learning curve and really demystifying what’s going on in their system which becomes all the more important when energy is scarce.”
“We want customers to feel in control of their energy, and that starts with offering plug-and-play port solutions that deliver the right power for the task at hand,” says VP of Product Management Ryan Gist, “by connecting users to the appropriate types and levels of power, they can maximize the efficiency of that energy stored in the BaseCharge. This, combined with our easy-read dashboard, enables customers to get going quickly and intuitively, requiring no learning curve and really demystifying what’s going on in their system, which becomes all the more important when energy is scarce.”
Determined to enter the market with an offer that is “the easiest to use and easiest to understand,” BioLite engineers developed an Easy Read Dashboard that not only calculates inputs, outputs, and battery life remaining in real-time, it also features a message center that alerts users to port activations, system notifications, troubleshooting actions, and warnings as well as a resettable energy odometer that can measure usage over time, making customers more aware of their own habits and behaviors.
“From screentime on your phone to steps on your pedometer, folks are tracking all sorts of consumption patterns these days,” says Gist, “this feature is another way customers can feel even more in control, taking the guesswork out of their actual usage. This can help prepare for future trips or situations as well as create personal goals around finding ways to be more energy efficient in the same use case.” BioLite’s BaseCharge series is not only convenient, but it’s also safe and reliable to use, featuring a 12 Checkpoint Safety System that is constantly monitoring the internal circuitry of the unit to ensure that customers can plug in and operate their network of devices with confidence. “When setting out to develop the BaseCharge, we knew that safety and reliability had to be at the forefront,” said CEO and Co-Founder Jonathan Cedar. “Over the past decade, we’ve been providing safe, reliable large-scale power to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa where solar power and battery management is critical to daily life. We were really able to cut our teeth in delivering energy solutions that are safe, durable, and extremely efficient. We’re thrilled to be applying those learnings in the outdoor market today with this new lineup.”
Here’s the details on BioLite’s new lineup:
BaseCharge 600 / BaseCharge 1500:
These high-capacity lithium-ion power stations deliver wall-grade charging to any off-grid environment. BaseCharge is great for mobile offices, remote work, vehicle-based camping on the weekends, home emergency preparedness kits, and more by allowing you to power laptops, phones, and hotspots. BaseCharge’s versatility, quality, and ease-of-use is unparalleled, delivering portable power with little to no learning curve.
- Easy Read Smart LCD Dashboard – instantaneous calculations on power in/out, battery life, and time until empty or full. Takes the guesswork out of “how long can this run my X?” and the more nuanced readout of multiple devices plugged in at once.
- Digital Messaging Center – System notifications, temperature alerts, port activations, and troubleshooting actions are all listed in a clear messaging display, so you don’t have to reference user manuals.
- Energy Odometer – a resettable measurement tool that educates customers on their energy consumption so they can track habits and behaviors over specific periods of time or activity
- Price: $688 / $1699
A portable 100W solar panel that allows you to power electronics directly, or pair with BaseCharge for a fully self-reliant solar generator. SolarPanel 100’s daisy-chain capabilities offer flexible power, with up to 400W when linking four units.
- Optimal Sun System – an integrated sundial aligns you to the sun to capture direct rays for the most power possible.
- USB-A and USB-C PD outputs – allows you to power directly from the panel
- Major surface area packs down to minimal size – more power for less weight and bulk.
- Weather-protected coating
- Price: $399.95
BioLite is a social enterprise on a mission to empower people and protect the planet through access to renewable energy. The company designs groundbreaking cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts and off-grid households in emerging markets. To date, BioLite has reached over three million people across sub-Saharan Africa with access to safe, reliable energy and avoided over 718,964 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere. It has been the recipient of numerous recognitions, including Popular Science’s Best of What’s New, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, BusinessWeek’s Most Promising Social Enterprise, the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Award, and a nomination for Outdoor Retailer’s Inspiration Awards. Headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. Discover more about BioLite at BioLiteEnergy.com