1. Find a Solar Power Bank that works for you. When picking a solar power bank, consider the number of ports, the size of the panel array, weight, durability and battery size. Multiple USB output ports will give you maximum flexibility to power multiple lights or other devices, a foldable multi-panel system will ensure that your battery is portable and can get fully charged every day by the sun. It is also important to make sure that you have a big enough battery to power your lights and maybe even your phone (so you can take pictures of your beautifully lit bike and control the lights -- see below for more details!).
(Disclaimer: we sell the Solar Charger & Battery Bank that you see pictured. We are a nonprofit and for every one we sell, we will donate one to a midwife, nurse, teacher or refugee living without electricity. Buy One, Give One. In line with the Burning Man Gifting Principle)
2. Attached it to your bike. We like this holder
(pictured above as well) because it firmly secures our charger in both the open (charging) and closed positions. You can also pivot the clamp to fit your bike handles, stem or anywhere else you want to clamp it. You do have to adjust the straps to get two USB plugs in at the same time but it’s a simple adjustment and once they are plugged in, you are set to go!
3. Find your epic lights! With constant USB power you can go big with your lights. Here are a few of our favorites: