The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – A Review of the Gopower Plus Portable Power Station
What is Gopower Plus? It’s an electric power station that can be powered by the power of the sun and stored in rechargeable batteries. You’ve probably seen these on websites offering “free” energy. Don’t fall for it: power stations like this have a variety of limitations.
Gopower Plus Portable Power Station reviews suggest that they are good for small portable power stations. And that’s true. The company has marketed them to businesses, and others who can benefit from them. They are reasonably priced, but aren’t cheap enough to be a bargain. There are some that are in the $500 range, although you can find some for a little over a thousand.
The company claims that they use state-of-the-art technology to maximize power output and lower battery costs. They claim to have solar panels on each panel, with two solar panels on the roof for larger facilities. This makes them different from other solar panels that have single, large panels mounted on poles.
That’s one of the nice things about a portable power station that uses solar panels. The power is direct, so there’s no need for the huge storage tanks like you would find with other types of power stations. Also, there’s no need to worry about the weather affecting the power, as the system is totally weatherproof. But is it really the best option?
Gopower claims that their technology is superior because they’re building larger solar panels using high quality silicone, which means they will last longer and get better results. In addition, they are waterproof, so the panels are safe from rain and other inclement weather. So, is it true? Let’s take a closer look.
Judging by its website, the company claims that their new technology allows them to use 50% more energy than conventional power. So, it sounds like this new portable power station may be able to supply power for a fraction of what a regular power station would cost you. And even if the efficiency rate of the solar panels isn’t that much higher than a conventionally powered power station of the same size, it will save you money on your electricity bills! Still, it would take a long time to pay back such a saving, so it doesn’t make sense for most people to buy a Gopower Plus for their home if they have another choice.
It does seem to me that there are two main advantages to buying a Gopower Plus. The first is the savings on your electricity bill; as a rule, if you use less energy, you pay less money. And the second advantage to buying a Gopower Plus portable power station is that you’ll be creating less pollution in the process. Just imagine having these solar panels on your roof instead of on the ground. Not only are you saving on your power bills, but also your carbon footprint! Now, that’s an interesting combination!
Another thing that attracted me to the Gopower Plus was the fact that it is claimed to be more environmentally friendly than other portable power stations. However, I wasn’t able to find any information about the claims. If there’s information about this, I’ve not seen it yet. What I do know though, is that the company does use solar panels for the generation of its electricity. And since we’re talking about portable power stations, I’m sure that this is a very green way of generating energy for your home.
I did want to find out, though, if the battery for the portable power station would last for as long as the company claimed. If it does, then that would be great news for everyone who wants to save money on their power bills. Unfortunately, the battery lasted me just a few months. But that hardly mattered because I still saved a lot of money during that time on my power bill. Anyway, the bottom line is that I’m very happy with my decision to buy a Gopower Plus.
The biggest drawback to the Gopower Plus is, as mentioned above, the limited range of the solar panels. If you live in a place where there’s not a lot of sunlight, you may not be able to set up one of these power stations. However, most people don’t think that this is a big deal, especially since they only consider the benefits and don’t compare it to what other people have said. So for me, this was a minor detractor, but it does mean that you need to be careful about where you set up your portable power station.
Overall, I am very happy with my decision to buy a Gopower Plus portable power station. I was able to get more than I needed and store enough power for all of my appliances. My family didn’t complain at all about having the extra power. In fact, my wife actually likes having the extra electricity. Now all that’s left is to sit back and enjoy all of the benefits.