BioLite is on a mission to bring energy everywhere. From clean cooking devices to solar-powered charging and lighting, their products are suitable not only for outdoor enthusiasts, but for the many people around the world living in energy poverty. Their 2016 Energy Ecosystem is a particularly useful portable toolkit comprised of a PowerLight Mini, a wood-burning CookStove, and the SolarPanel 5+ with a built-in sundial.
“Energy sits at the center of our lives, keeping us safe, productive, and comfortable,” according to the BioLite team. “Energy improves health, combats climate change, enables communication and education, generates income, and empowers women. Creating access for a growing world population has become one of the biggest opportunities of our time.”
The 2016 Energy Ecosystem comes with three cool gadgets – the solar panel, the cook stove, and a solar-powered light, the ultimate toolkit for outdoor enthusiasts or off-grid homes. The ultrathin 5-Watt panel comes with an integrated sundial that makes it possible to achieve optimum sun exposure and a 2200mAh onboard battery that stores energy for charging phones, tablets, and BioLite gear. It is also specifically designed for easy use regardless of the terrain.
The PowerLight Mini is a clippable lantern that’s really easy to cart around when hiking, cycling, or just hanging around camp. Its 350mAh USB rechargeable battery provides up to 52 hours of light or a backup boost to your phone.
And the CookStove, arguably one of the company’s coolest products, provides 30 hours of clean wood cooking on a single charge of the USB-rechargeable airflow system. Literally turning fire into electricity, it comes with four fan speeds that control flame size, so you can cook your food at a pace that suits you. And the best part? No more wasteful gas canisters.
“With every purchase of a BioLite product, you create lasting change for communities living in energy poverty,” according to BioLite. “The same technology in your outdoor gear provides cleaner daily cooking conditions for thousands, curbing climate change and saving lives worldwide.”