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PowerKeep Debuts Line of Consumer Solar Products

Energizer® branded line includes a solar cooler, portable power system, recharging kit and two backpacks

PowerKeep, in partnership with Energizer®, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable flashlights and lanterns, launched the Energizer® PowerKeep™ line of consumer solar products.

Today’s consumers demand constant contact with the devices that power their lives, like smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. To keep these devices powered while on the go, PowerKeep has launched the first five Energizer® PowerKeep solar products utilizing state-of-the-art solar charging technology to provide users with the power they need whenever and wherever they need it.

“As the world moves further into a mobile landscape, we are constantly looking for ways to keep consumers connected to their favorite devices,” said Kevin Magenis, CEO of Colorado-based PowerKeep. “These innovative products will allow users to stay charged and enjoy their favorite devices wherever they go.”

All Energizer® PowerKeep solar products use the flexible, lightweight copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) solar panels — created by Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. and 100 percent manufactured in the U.S. — to allow for seamless integration of solar power into a myriad of applications without the restrictions of conventional crystalline solar panels. Conventional solar panels are made of glass, can break easily, weigh more and integrating them into fabric or non-flat consumer products remains challenging. The Energizer® PowerKeep solar panels are far more flexible and much lighter. They are also significantly more durable since they are unaffected by scratches and punctures. All this combines to make Energizer® solar products portable, efficient and effectively indestructible.

“We are pleased to bring our proprietary flexible CIGS technology to the Energizer® PowerKeep line of products,” said Victor Lee, president & CEO of Ascent Solar. “Thanks to our award-winning monolithically-integrated solar module on plastic substrate, Energizer® PowerKeep customers can benefit from an American-made panel that is shatter-proof and far more durable than traditional panels, ensuring they can count on power wherever they go.”

PowerKeep’s five Energizer®branded solar products are:

PowerKeep 36

The PowerKeep 36 is a small but strong and portable four-panel solar power system that lets consumers power their mobile devices from anywhere. Unlike many portable solar rechargers, the PowerKeep 36 includes a powerbank battery which can store enough energy to recharge a smartphone or a tablet with the included USB cable. Depending on the size of the device, multiple charges may be possible. Read Our Review

PowerKeep 12

The PowerKeep 12 is a rugged and portable recharging kit that features a quad battery charger and four rechargeable Energizer® AA batteries (AAA batteries can also be charged), a USB cable and a four-panel foldable solar power system. The recharging kit ensures consumers never lose access to power no matter where they are, even if their device needs AA or AAA batteries (AAA rechargeable batteries are sold separately).

PowerKeep PRO

The PowerKeep PRO is the executive backpack for mobile professionals and other businesspeople that need power on the go. Designed with many of the common features found in the best “road warrior” backpacks, the addition of our proprietary thin, lightweight, durable and flexible solar panel technology with 10,000 mAh powerbank allows users to keep their devices charged while inside the pack and sets the PowerKeep PRO apart.

PowerKeep Wanderer

For those looking to get off the beaten path, the PowerKeep Wanderer incorporates the same lightweight, thin and durable solar panel technology and powerbank as the PowerKeep PRO, but offers a full-featured hydration pack. Whether hiking, biking, fishing or just enjoying the great outdoors, this daypack allows consumers to remain charged up no matter where adventure takes them.

PowerKeep 54

PowerKeep 54 is the all-in-one rugged entertainment hub for your outdoor adventures. A 54 quart ice cooler with integrated solar panels keeps an all-day battery charged up to power built-in Bluetooth speakers, as well as your phones and tablets. This state-of-the-art cooler with 3-day ice storage is perfect for camping or tailgating as it also includes an interchangeable cutting board with solar panel, integrated drink holders, secure lockbox, and theft protection.

You’ll never be left in the dark with this innovative solar cooler. It features LED lighting within the cooler’s interior as well as an LCD touch-screen display indicating battery status, solar panel input, charging time, internal cooler temperature, Bluetooth speaker control, security lockbox status/access and theft protection status.

The PowerKeep 54 Solar Cooler, contains 74 Watt hour solar battery power to charge phones, speakers, flashlights and USB devices on-the-go and uses Ascent Solar technology, which can be stepped on, dropped, cut and bent and still work.


  • Stereo Bluetooth speakers to keep the fun going.
  • Insulation to ice frozen for 3-4 days.
  • Accelerometer and alarm for theft protection.
  • Interior LED lights

About PowerKeep

PowerKeep was founded in 2015 to combine leading-edge solar technology with one of the world’s most-recognized portable power brands, Energizer®. Led by technology industry veterans, PowerKeep designs and markets an ever-growing line of solar powered consumer products designed to keep smartphones, tablets and other rechargeable devices going and going. For more information, visit www.energizersolar.com


About Mark Ranum

Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.

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