Lion Energy 50W Foldable Solar Panel review

The Lion Energy 50W Foldable Solar Panel is the perfect mix between portability and power weighing in at only 3lbs and offering three different ports to charge from.

Recently, Hurricane Ian tore through Florida and up the East Coast of the US, and even though it has been several days, there are still hundreds of thousands without power. As someone who has personally been through a hurricane and spent a week without power, I understand the importance of being prepared.

Fortunately, availability to alternative sources of energy has never been more accessible than it is today. For example, the Lion 50W Foldable Solar Panel we were sent for review can be had for as little as $229. 


The Lion 50W Foldable Solar Panel measures in at a compact 11.25 x 11.25 x 1.63 inches while folded and expands to 46 x 11.25 x .75 inches when unfolded. It uses four monocrystalline panels capable of outputting up to 50W of power and has a life expectancy of up to 20 years. 

The backside of the Lion 50W Foldable Solar Panel features two kickstands, a storage pouch, and outputs for USB Type-A, USB Type-C, and a barrel connector. All of this, and it comes in a lightweight portable three-pound package.

User experience

Charging with the Lion 50W Foldable Solar Panel was as easy as unfolding the panels and pointing them up to the sun with the included kickstands. You are then ready to plug into one of the three provided ports and connect whatever device you wish. 

While testing the ports in the middle of a clear sunny day, I found the output of the USB Type-C port to max out at 21W and 46W for the barrel connector. That falls a little short of the 50W, but don’t worry, that’s entirely normal as a few watts are usually lost in transition.

However, I was a little disappointed that the USB Type-C port couldn’t harness the full power of the panels. Regardless, it’s still enough to fast charge most phones these days and give you a full charge in around an hour.

Final thoughts

Thanks to the compact design and high power output, I found the Lion 50W Foldable Solar Panel to be perfect for charging up while on the go or at home. Sure, you won’t want to carry it with you everywhere you go, but if you’re going for an all-day hike or a camping trip, then the Lion 50W Foldable Solar Panel is tailor-made for these excursions. 

Alternatively, it’s also great to have as a backup source of power during storm season, whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, or a bad thunderstorm—you’ll be happy to have a way to get power after the clouds clear out. 

Buy from Lion Energy


Recent articles

Sunlu FilaDryer S2 Review

The Sunlu Filadryer S2 is a fantastic way to dry out filament for your 3D printer. It supports 99% of filament available, including PLA, PLA+, PETG, ABS, and more.

GravaStar Sirius P5 earbuds review (Podcast)

The GravaStar Sirius P5 is a pair of wireless earbuds available in a variety of cool, mech-inspired designs. Learn more in this review.

Tronsmart Speaker Black Friday Deals

Tronsmart is one of our favorite wireless brands to work with. The company has consistently been making quality audio devices for years. Well, it's...

Logitech G Cloud Review

The Logitech G Cloud is a gaming handheld focused on game streaming services. It has a solid build, a 7-inch 1080p display, stereo speakers, headphone jack, microSD card slot, and up to 12 hours of battery life. While it streams games well, the software could use some polish, the display is a little washed out, and the retail price is quite high for the hardware.

Boost Mobile rings up budget-friendly offers for Black Friday

Boost Mobile has a number of great deals on some of the more budget-friendly smartphones in its lineup. That's not to suggest...

5 tips on learning a language on your Android phone

With over two billion active Android devices, it's not surprising that many people use their phones as a way to learn new...
Jason England
Just a guy who loves gadgets, Android, photography, movies, and TV. Sometimes I get the chance to write about them.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.