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Here’s everything you need in a portable solar generator for your cottage

There are many reasons to consider investing in a portable solar power station this summer. Whether you’re taking the boat out with your family, planning your next camping or off-roading excursion, or you want to have a backup power supply, a portable solar station can give you peace of mind. 

The Bluetti AC60 portable solar power station is one to keep on your radar, as it is launching in Canada for $799. The Early Bird sale begins on June 20th. While there are many options on the market, you don’t want to settle for just any unit. There are a few things to consider when making a sound purchase. This is especially true when it comes to durability, longevity, and of course, reliability. That way, you can enjoy the activities that matter most to you, rather than fussing over whether your trip may be cut short unexpectedly.

Now that summer is approaching, let’s walk through everything you should look for from your next solar power station. 

Let’s first cover the basics of what the Bluetti AC60 portable solar power station offers. At 8.6kg (20.06 lbs), it’s compact and portable enough to carry on your camping trips or store in your cottage. The AC60 features a 600W output with 1200W of lifting power. It’s capable of powering and charging not only your mobile phone but also a mini fridge, a light, an electric blanket, fans, and more. It also has nine outputs, so you never have to pick and choose what to connect.


Water resistance is essential when you’re looking at a reliable solar power station for the cottage. Boating enthusiasts will be delighted to learn Bluetti AC60 has an IP65 water-resistance rating, which protects the unit from splashes and moisture. Many options available provide a 48V battery combination plus an inverter, but these units are typically more difficult to bring on a boat or other small watercraft. Bluetti’s solution aims to mitigate that by offering water resistance. This way, you can store the AC60 on your boat without damaging it.

For those off-roading or planning a beach day, the AC60 is a wonderful companion. Durability and resistance to dust and debris are concerns with many pieces of electrical equipment. Bluetti addresses this by designing the AC60 for durability. It can be taken with you to the sand and used when grilling lunch with friends and family. The next time you plan your off-road adventure, you can focus on enjoying the scenery rather than worrying about whether your power station survived the trip.

Capacity is also something you should look for in a portable solar generator. This is especially true if you’re experiencing a power outage at the cottage or when camping. With only one single charge, you can get over 21 hours of power for a 15W light. The total running hours can also be extended using the B80 expansion battery, which you can add to the AC60 for a larger capacity of up to 2015Wh. The B80 is also available as a standalone DC power source, and it’s compatible with other Bluetti generators like the EB3A, EB70, EB70S, and AC180. Bluetti AC60 supports many ways of charging, including solar power, lead-acid battery, AC outlets, and car charging. With Turbo Charging, the unit can go from zero to 80 percent in a whopping 45 minutes.

Your time at the cottage is supposed to be relaxing and fun. The last thing you want is a solar power station disrupting you and your family. One issue with other portable solar power stations is the noise they generate. Thankfully, the AC60 includes a Silent Mode, which runs at a quiet 45dB. When activated, the unit is quiet enough not to disrupt your conversations or keep you awake at night.

Cottage time is usually a chance to disconnect from your phone. However, Bluetti does offer an optional app experience. Using the Bluetti app, you can monitor the AC60 and check out the real-time charging status. You can also tailor some of the settings to your preferences. But none of this is mandatory, so you don’t have to worry about constantly having your phone next to you.

This summer, take a reliable LiFePO4 battery with you to the cottage for long-lasting support. The AC60 has everything you need in a portable solar generator, and Bluetti’s early bird sale of the AC60 begins on June 20th. As a Cottage Life reader, you can also get $20 off your purchase using code PRAC60 from June 20th to July 20th. 

Learn more about Bluetti’s AC60 at bluettipower.ca.