BioLite Launches New Rechargeable Power Stations

BioLite, an innovator in off-grid renewable energy solutions, is stepping into the portable power market with a new lineup of high-capacity lithium-ion power stations and 100-watt solar panels designed to deliver an efficient, intuitive, and easy-to-use experience for off-grid customers across camping, emergency backup, mobile office, DIY projects, and more.

BioLite BaseCharge 1500
BioLite BaseCharge 1500

Central to the new line are the BaseCharge 600 and BaseCharge 1500, high-performance rechargeable power stations that effectively give users a wall outlet wherever they go thanks to the internal AC Inverter. In addition to that home-grade power, users can also plug into an array of DC ports (commonly used in RV/Overlanding devices), USB-A, USB-C, and USB-C PD at a full 100W rating, ideal for laptops and hungrier personal electronics. Customers looking to cut the cord entirely can utilize the wireless charging deck atop both models, a unique feature in the category that delivers added convenience while serving the most common customer needs.

“We want customers to feel in control of their energy, and that starts with offering plug-and-play port solutions that deliver the right power for the task at hand,” says VP of Product Management Ryan Gist, “by connecting users to the appropriate types and levels of power, they can maximize the efficiency of that energy stored in the BaseCharge. This, combined with our easy-read dashboard, enables customers to get going quickly and intuitively, requiring no learning curve and really demystifying what’s going on in their system, which becomes all the more important when energy is scarce.”

Determined to enter the market with an offer that is “the easiest to use and easiest to understand,” BioLite engineers developed an Easy Read Dashboard that not only calculates inputs, outputs, and battery life remaining in real-time, it also features a message center that alerts users to port activations, system notifications, troubleshooting actions, and warnings as well as a resettable energy odometer that can measure usage over time, making customers more aware of their own habits and behaviors.

“From screentime on your phone to steps on your pedometer, folks are tracking all sorts of consumption patterns these days,” says Gist, “this feature is another way customers can feel even more in control, taking the guesswork out of their actual usage. This can help prepare for future trips or situations as well as create personal goals around finding ways to be more energy efficient in the same use case.”

BioLite BaseCharge 1500
BioLite BaseCharge 1500

BioLite’s BaseCharge series is not only convenient, but it’s also safe and reliable to use, featuring a 12 Checkpoint Safety System that is constantly monitoring the internal circuitry of the unit to ensure that customers can plug in and operate their network of devices with confidence.

“When setting out to develop the BaseCharge, we knew that safety and reliability had to be at the forefront,” said CEO and Co-Founder Jonathan Cedar. “Over the past decade, we’ve been providing safe, reliable large-scale power to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa where solar power and battery management is critical to daily life. We were really able to cut our teeth in delivering energy solutions that are safe, durable, and extremely efficient. We’re thrilled to be applying those learnings in the outdoor market today with this new lineup.”

BioLite BaseCharge 1500
BioLite BaseCharge 1500

In addition to the BaseCharge power stations, BioLite is also releasing the SolarPanel 100, a compact, foldable 100-watt solar panel that can be paired with BaseCharge to create a full solar generator system. Enabled with BioLite’s Optimal Sun System, the panels feature an onboard sundial and easy-use kickstand to help customers orient their panels for direct sunshine, a small but critical detail in maximizing power collected from the sun.

Up to four SolarPanel 100s can be daisy chained, offering up to 400 watts of power which can refill a BaseCharge 1500 in direct sun in as little as 4 hours. Alternatively, users can also utilize these panels independent of power stations, offering direct charging to devices via the integrated USB-C and USB-A ports.

BaseCharge 600 and 1500 will be available internationally, with region-specific models available to meet local port and voltage requirements.

BioLite BaseCharge 1500
BioLite BaseCharge 1500

BioLite’s BaseCharge series will be available for pre-order at select retailers and BioLiteEnergy.com starting September 7th, 2022. Users can pre-register at the BioLite Website today for advanced notification and exclusive early bird specials.

Preview BaseCharge and SolarPanel 100 at

About BioLite

BioLite is a social enterprise on a mission to empower people and protect the planet through access to renewable energy. The company designs groundbreaking cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts and off-grid households in emerging markets. To date, BioLite has reached over three million people across sub-Saharan Africa with access to safe, reliable energy and avoided over 718,964 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere. It has been the recipient of numerous recognitions, including Popular Science’s Best of What’s New, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, BusinessWeek’s Most Promising Social Enterprise, the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Award, and a nomination for Outdoor Retailer’s Inspiration Awards. Headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. Discover more about BioLite at


How Does the Huck Token Derive Its Value?

Rafting in Bueno Vista, Colorado
Photo by Nic Daughtry

The wonderful outdoors. Quiet, peaceful, but also perfect for the adventure of your life. From climbing to skiing, fishing, mountaineering, backpacking or camping, there are countless activities that just about anyone can enjoy. For those who classify themselves as true outdoor enthusiasts, they have been traveling, participating in various outdoor activities and sharing their knowledge on blogs and social media platforms simply for the love of it for years. Now, Huck Adventures is hoping to capitalize on the wide interest of those involved in the outdoor industry, and grow this community of people into a large ecosystem, with the Huck Token at the center of it all.

How are they going to do this? The HUCK Token is an ERC-20 token built on the ethereum blockchain that will see community members earn rewards through their participation in the ecosystem. Like many cryptocurrencies before them, many have wondered how a token such as this will derive its value. With a burgeoning community of people passionate about the outdoors, the sky is well and truly the limit for the value the Huck token can derive from the Huck ecosystem.

But how exactly will this work? To start, let’s answer the question of value vs price.

Value vs Price

One of the issues that has plagued the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry has been the disparity and lack of understanding of the difference between value and price. The cryptocurrency industry became one of the most prominent in late 2017 as the price of bitcoin skyrocketed to 20,000 USD. This sparked huge interest as many speculative investors dove in, hoping to catch a piece of the pie as the price of cryptocurrencies skyrocketed.

Hundreds, if not thousands of token sales popped up in the months during this period of high prices for bitcoin and other prominent alt coins. Many hoped to catch a piece of the price jumps and turn them into a profit.

One question which many asked was just how many of these token sales and cryptocurrency projects were actively seeking to create value for their communities? For many, the purpose of buying these coins was simply to capitalize on the growing speculators. For a few select others, including the projects which are still around today and the ones that are beginning now, the goal is to create value for not only the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, but also the target industry for their projects.

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are simply tools to help create value in a particular industry.

In the case of the Huck Token, the goal is to create value for a huge community of outdoor enthusiasts. How do you do that? By having a real use-case for the token and providing a rewards system for community members, something that incentivizes participation in the community and benefits all involved.

Value Creation Methods:


The primary use case for the Huck Token is the distribution of earnings and rewards to those participating in the community. If you spend a lot of time creating content about the outdoor industry, then this is a great way for you to earn. For outdoor enthusiasts, one of the most crucial parts of the adventuring is the gear that is used. Whether it’s for climbing or camping, there will be some form of outdoor gear being utilized. In a 2019 world, no one buys anything without doing research. This might be in the form of reading reviews or blog posts about outdoor gear and the best places to go hiking.

Who creates these reviews and blog posts? Other outdoor enthusiasts. Now, they can be rewarded for this content with Huck tokens instead of simply website traffic, likes and shares.

Another way in which news and content about the outdoor industry is shared is through promotions and influencers. If you like something, you’re probably going to want to share it with your friends and recommend they use it so that they can get the best out of it too. Now, instead of just the feel good factor of sharing something useful and helping solve someone’s problem by finding the perfect hiking boot or fishing pole, you can earn Huck tokens by referring others. Inviting your friends to participate in the Huck community will not only help you to earn rewards, but also contribute to the growth of the community by adding even more outdoor enthusiasts. Through the content on the platform, people who have been skeptical about diving into the outdoors will also be able to find everything they need to know to get started.

The Huck Adventure ecosystem isn’t just about sharing content through blog posts and social media. It also includes the Huck App and other platforms which help to bring everyone together in one place. For those members of the ecosystem, they can earn Huck tokens by reporting bugs and making sure that everything related to the apps are running smoothly.

Community Growth & Partnerships

Community members will be creating content to help promote and encourage participation in outdoor activities. Outdoor enthusiasts will be helping others to learn more about the best items to purchase and the best places to go for the adventures of their lives. This not only helps to grow interest in the outdoors, but also grow the Huck ecosystem. People who have earned rewards and converted them into Huck tokens can then use those tokens to purchase more outdoor gear, swag and go on other adventures, providing the ecosystem and community with even more resources and knowledge of the industry.

SUP in Vail, Colorado
Photo by Nic Daughtry

Another area helping to boost ecosystem growth and thus the value of the Huck token, will be the partnerships with various outdoor companies. This includes non-profit organizations doing their part to preserve the outdoors, and for-profit organizations selling their exclusive products in the Huck store and on the Huck app.

For a cryptocurrency token to have value it must have a use-case and an ecosystem to foster growth. The Huck ecosystem is able to provide both these things by uniting a community of outdoor enthusiasts and companies to share their knowledge and love for the outdoors. It also provides an opportunity for these community members to earn Huck tokens through content creation, promotion, bug reporting and more.