BOULDER, Colo. — Sept. 13, 2017 — PowerKeep, in partnership with Energizer®, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable flashlights and lanterns, today 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 four 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 first four Energizer®–branded solar products are:
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.
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).
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.
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 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
Energizer Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: ENR], headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable flashlights and lanterns. Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing power solutions with a full portfolio of products including Energizer brand battery products such as Energizer® EcoAdvanced®; Energizer MAX®; Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™; Energizer Recharge® batteries and charging systems; and portable flashlights and lanterns. In addition, Energizer recently acquired HandStands Holding Corporation, a leading designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products. HandStands offers innovative products from recognized brands such as Refresh Your Car!®, California Scents®, Driven®, Bahama & Co.®, LEXOL® and Eagle One®. Visit www.energizer.com for more information.