Even if it is a cloudy day and through window glass? I’d like to get an emergency radio with a solar panel. I know there are models which have solar panels, but I don’t know if they actually provide enough power to run the radio. I tried to read through consumer reviews and for the same product some people say it works, other say it doesn’t work. Now I am confused. Any ideas where to start?
I’m a big fan of solar, but a solar-powered radio doesn’t seem robust enough for emergency use. Even if the solar radio charged internal batteries, what if I forgot to leave it in the sun, or the batteries went bad?
There’s a kind of radio that you wind up, and the spring spins a small generator that powers the radio for about half an hour. That would be my first choice, followed by the kind of radio that you must continuously crank to keep it running.