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Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel

Ultra-compact, foldable 7-watt solar panel

Item #: 79711800

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Our take on the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel

The Nomad 7 is a versatile, ultra-compact solar panel. Just lay it out in the sun or attach it to your pack to capture the sun's power and use it to charge your handheld USB and 12-volt devices during your outdoor adventures.

Portable power from the sun

Goal Zero Nomad 7

Keep your smartphone and other devices charged up when you're off the grid.

The Nomad 7 is a versatile, ultra-compact solar panel. Just lay it out in the sun or attach it to your pack to capture the sun's power and use it to charge your handheld USB and 12-volt devices during your outdoor adventures.

Two ways to charge your gear

You can directly charge most handheld USB and 12-volt devices from the Nomad 7's USB and 12-volt DC charging ports. That includes smartphones, GPS units, music players, and more. In many cases, it can charge a smartphone as quickly as plugging into the wall. So go ahead and enjoy the great outdoors — hiking, biking, kayaking — while knowing your devices will be charged up and ready to go whenever you need them.

You may even be able to charge two devices simultaneously using the Nomad 7. It is able to split the power between the two ports to charge two devices at the same time. Some devices may not be compatible, so you'll just need to experiment.

To make solar power last well after the sun sets, use the Nomad 7 to charge one of Goal Zero's recharger battery packs, like the Switch 8. It stores the energy collected by the panel for use whenever you need it.

Who is Goal Zero?

Goal Zero is a Utah-based innovator of portable solar solutions that can power a variety of USB, 12-volt, and AC devices wherever and whenever you need them. Field-proven in some of the most remote places on Earth, Goal Zero products add an eco-friendly measure of convenience, comfort and safety to any outdoor adventure.

What's in the Box:

  • Nomad 7 Solar panel
  • 13" 12 Volt car adapter (cigarette lighter type port)
  • User guide

Product Highlights:

  • ultra-compact, foldable 7-watt solar panel
  • rugged, weather-resistant design — optimal operating temp. 0°-120° F
  • high-efficiency monocrystalline cell technology
  • nylon loops make it easy to hang the panel from a backpack, in a car window, or in any convenient spot when camping
  • capable of charging some small electronic devices directly (smartphones, GPS units, cameras, but not tablets)
  • offers much greater charging flexibility when used with one of Goal Zero's rechargers
  • built-in pocket protects your device as it charges
  • inputs and outputs:
    • USB port for charging phones, MP3 players, etc. (regulated)
    • 12V port for charging 12-volt devices or a compatible Goal Zero recharger like the Sherpa (includes 12-volt car adapter with cigarette lighter-type port)
    • 2.5mm mini-port for charging a compatible Goal Zero recharger like the Guide 10 Plus
    • input port for chaining together up to four Nomad panels for more power and/or quicker charging
  • 9"W x 6-1/2"D x 1-1/2"H (folded); 9"W x 17"D x 1/4"H (unfolded)
  • weight: 12.8 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Note: panel cannot store power for charging after dark; storage requires a compatible Goal Zero recharger (sold separately)

Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Nomad 7 dual solar panel has three outputs, a 7" cord with a Solar plug for the Guide 10 Plus battery charger, a 7" cord with a 12 volt output for the included 12 volt car adapter (has a cigarette lighter type port), and a USB type-A port. Multiple outputs can be used simultaneously; the available power is split between them. There is also a Chain Input so up to four Nomad 7s can be linked together to provide more power. Nine nylon loops allow you to easily hang/mount the solar panel.


  • Rated Wattage: 7 watts
  • Solar Cell Type: mono-crystalline
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 6.5-7 volts DC
  • Efficiency: 17-18%
  • Cell Area: 394 cm² (including the case, each panel is approximately 9"x6")
  • Weight: 0.8 lbs/12.8 oz
  • Optimal Operating Temperature Range: 0°-120° F
  • Outputs:
    • Solar Port: 6-7.5 volts/1 amp (7 watts max, not regulated)
    • USB Port: 5 volts/1 amp (5 watts max, regulated)
    • 12 Volt Port: 13-15 volts/0.3 amps (5 watts max, not regulated)
  • Approximate Charging Time: varies with weather conditions
    • Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack: 2-4 hours
    • Typical Cell Phone/MP3 Player: 1-3 hours
    • Smart Phone/GPS/USB Camera: 2-4 hours

Warranty: The warranty on the Nomad 7 is 1 year.

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