A New Generation of Solar Backpacks from Voltaic

A new solar backpack launched on Kickstarter today is powerful enough to charge a drone as well as many other electronic devices.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (November 1, 2016) – Voltaic, the creators of the original solar backpack, has gone back to its roots to completely reimagine its iconic pack. Today, the portable power company has set out to raise $24,000 on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to help ramp up production of the new line.


Maximum Power

The bags are packed with high performance solar panels for maximum power. They also include a battery pack to store power until required. Recharge the battery from solar or from the wall with the included charging cables.


Array Solar Backpack

With an embedded 10 Watts of solar power, the Array is the only backpack capable of powering laptops, DSLR camera, and even drones. Includes a 19,800mAh external battery pack.

OffGrid Solar Backpack

The OffGrid is Voltaic’s streamlined version which provides enough power for a smartphone, tablet, or DSLR camera. It features a 6 Watt solar panel and 4,000mAh battery (optional V44, 12,000mAh battery upgrade).

Functional Design

These bags are designed for photographers, travelers, and explorers of all kinds, and were built to protect the electronics they carry. There is an optional padded insert for cameras, smart pockets for easy charging inside the bag, and a separate quick-access laptop/tablet sleeve. Keep everyday items within reach with external carrying straps, protected top pocket, and expandable water bottle pocket.

For more information on exact charging times and rates for various types of drones, see here.

Kickstarter Launch

The Array and the OffGrid are available exclusively via Kickstarter now through December 5th. Voltaic will offer special pricing for Kickstarter, including an Early Bird Discount on both bags. Learn more at their Kickstarter page: http://bit.ly/ArrayOffGrid

About Voltaic

Voltaic is a portable power company based in New York. It was born from the frustration of trying to keep a cell phone charged on the road, which led the founder (Shayne McQuade) to design the original solar backpack. Voltaic is now revisiting this concept but with enough power to charge the ever expanding array of portable electronics.

The company is a member of New Lab, a Brooklyn based multidisciplinary design and technology lab which fosters innovation in the areas of industrial design, urban tech, resiliency, sustainable energy, and robotics.