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Jackery and EcoFlow are two of the world’s most sought-after solar energy system brands. Solar panels, solar generators, and power stations are their high-demand products. Jackery and EcoFlow have characteristic backgrounds and base their products on their unique focus. Let’s review these three solar energy systems and see which brand offers the best solution.

 Who Are These Solar Energy Industry Leaders?

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 Jackery

Jackery is a global top-selling solar generator brand founded back in 2012. With ten years of experience in the solar energy industry, it has become an energy leader and one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of outdoor solar products. Besides aiming for portable, clean, and accessible electricity, its objective is also to encourage outdoor lifestyles and positively impact the environment. Jackery has portable solar generators, portable power stations, and solar panels.

 EcoFlow

EcoFlow was founded in 2017 to provide society with sustainable and renewable power. Today they are known as a portable and renewable energy company, paving the way for portable solutions, solar technology, and the world’s first smart home ecosystem. EcoFlow has a variety of products that go from the necessary solar energy systems, such as solar panels, power stations, and generators, to power kits and whole-home backup solutions.

 Portable Solar Panels

 Jackery

Their Jackery SolarSage portable solar panels come in three capacities: 80W, 100W, and 200W. They include a carrying case, convenient kickstands for easy setup, and magnetic pads on the solar panel to facilitate their folding.

  SolarSaga 80W SolarSaga 100W SolarSaga 200W
Peak Power 80W 100W 200W
IP Rating IP68 IP65 IP67
Conversion Rate 25% 23% 24.3%
Weight 11.3lb 10.3lb 17.6lb
Price $250 $300 $700

 

EcoFlow

EcoFlows solar panels are approximately 10% smaller than similar portable systems. They come with a case that doubles as a self-supporting stand. Its ETFE material makes it long-lasting and resistant to accidental beating.

Power 60W 110W 160W 220W Bifacial (220W Front/ 155W Rear) 400W
IP Rating IP67 IP68 IP68 IP68 IP68
Conversion Rate 21-22% 22.8% 21-22% 23% 22.6%
Weight 8.8lb 8.8lb 15.4lb 20.9lb 35.3lb
Price $250 $400 $450 $650 $1,200

Jackery has a high conversion rate than EcoFlow. On the other hand, EcoFlow beats Jackery with its high IP rating and lighter weight. Although the SolarSaga 200W  is lighter than the EcoFlow Solar Panel 200W , it is EcoFlow surpasses it in practicality due to its bifacial feature. Talking about cost, they are pretty similar. Nevertheless, EcoFlow’s systems offer more portability and a better IP rating for almost the same price.

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Solar Generators Jackery Vs EcoFlow

 Jackery

Every Jackery solar generator comes with a solar panel to charge it. The user can choose which solar panel capacity and quantity of solar panels to pair it with. In the following table, we wrote down the generator/ solar panel combinations with only one solar panel. However, there are more options available with two or more solar panels.

Solar Generator + SolarSaga Solar Panel Capacity Weight

Life Cycle

(# cycles to 80% capacity)

Price
Explorer 160 + 60W 167Wh 3.97lb 500 $320
Explorer 240 + 100W 240Wh 6.6lb 500 $520
Explorer 300 + 100W 293Wh 7.1lb 500 $600
Explorer 500 + 100W 518Wh 13.3lb 500 $800
Explorer 1000 + 100W 1002Wh 22.04lb 1000 $1,300
Explorer 1500 + 100W 1534Wh 35.2lb 500 $2,000
Explorer 2000 Pro + 200W 2160Wh 43lb 1000 $2,500

 

 EcoFlow

Same as Jackery, EcoFlow also provides solar panels with their solar generators and the user can choose how many solar panel to combine it with. EcoFlow has two different solar generator series: RIVER and DELTA.

 RIVER Series

Solar Generator + Solar Panel Capacity Weight

Life Cycle

(# cycles to 80% capacity)

Price
RIVER 2 + 110W 256Wh 7.8lb 3000 $640
RIVER + 110W 288Wh 11lb 500 $750
RIVER Max + 110W 576Wh 17lb 500 $1,000
RIVER Pro + 110W 720Wh 16.8lb 800 $1,050

 DELTA Series

Solar Generator + Solar Panel Capacity Weight

Life Cycle

(# cycles to 80% capacity)

Price
DELTA mini + 110W 882Wh 23.6 lb 800 $1,400
DELTA 2 + 110W 1024Wh 27lb 3000 $1,250
DELTA + 110W 1260Wh 30.9lb 800 $1,300
DELTA Max + 160W 2016Wh  48lb 800 $2,000
DELTA Pro + 220W 3600Wh  99lb  3,500 $4,000

Jackery and EcoFlow have multiple combinations of generators and solar panel capacities, allowing the user to choose the power system and capacity that adapts better to their power demands. Both brands offer a wide variety of capacities ranging from 167Wh to 2160Wh from Jackery and from 256Wh to 3600Wh from EcoFlow.

EcoFlow allows the user to expand its storage capacity up to 25kWh through extra batteries, unlike Jackery. Price-wise, EcoFlow solar generators  are in the higher range compared to Jackery’s. The life cycle capacity at 80% is better in EcoFlow systems, where 7 out of 9 of their generators have an 800-cycle capacity or higher. In contrast, 5 out of 7 of Jackery’s generator systems  provide a 500-cycle capacity, and 2 have a 1000-cycle capacity.

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Power Stations EcoFlow Vs Jackery

 Jackery

 Jackery’s Explorer portable power stations are available in capacities ranging from167Wh to 2160Wh. They provide AC outlets, DC carports, and USB charging ports and have a battery management system.

Portable

Power Station

Capacity Weight

Life Cycle

(# cycles to 80% capacity)

Price
Explorer 160 167Wh 3.9 lb 500 $140
Explorer 240 240Wh 6.6lb 500 $220
Explorer 290 290Wh 7.5lb 500 N/A
Explorer 500 518Wh 13.3lb 500 $500
Explorer 550 550Wh  13.8lb 500 N/A
Explorer 880 880Wh 21.8lb 500 N/A
Explorer 1000 1002Wh 22.04lb 500 $1,000
Explorer 1000 Pro 1002Wh 25.4lb 1000 $1,100
Explorer 1500 1534Wh 35.2lb 500 $1,700
Explorer 2000 2160Wh 43lb 1000 $2,100

EcoFlow 

Both the DELTA and RIVER portable power station series are plug and play, can be charged in 4 ways: car charging, AC outlet, solar panels, and  UBC-C, and also have a BMS.

 

RIVER Series

Portable

Power Station

Capacity Weight

Life Cycle

(# cycles to 80% capacity)

Price
RIVER Mini 210Wh 6.3lb 500 $350
RIVER 2 256Wh 7.8lb 3000 $300
RIVER 288Wh 11lb 500 $350
RIVER Plus 360Wh 11.9lb 800 $450
RIVER Max 512Wh 13.4lb 3000 $500
RIVER Pro 720Wh 16.8lb 800 $650
RIVER 2 Pro 768Wh 17.2lb 3000 $650

DELTA Series 

Portable

Power Station

Capacity Weight

Life Cycle

(# cycles to 80% capacity)

Price
DELTA mini 882Wh 23.6 lb 800 $1,000
DELTA 2 1024Wh 27lb 3000 $1,000
DELTA 1260Wh 30.9lb 800 $1,100
DELTA Max 2016Wh  48lb 800 $2,100
DELTA Pro 3600Wh  99lb  3,500 $3,700

Like solar generators, Jackery’s and EcoFlow’s power stations have the same characteristics. The life cycles that Jackery power stations  provide are lower, though their prices are lower compared to EcoFlow. EcoFlow’s power stations grant higher life cycles, which are proportionate to their prices.

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In Conclusion, Which One Is the Premier Choice?

Jackery and EcoFlow provide systems that adapt to the user’s budget, intended use, and power demands. Although Jackery has been in the market longer and its systems are more affordable, its product’s life cycle expectancy is low.

Most of EcoFlow’s power stations  and generators have X-Boost technology which prevents overloading from devices, and X-Stream technology for faster charging. Moreover, they are also capable of conveniently expanding their capacity. EcoFlow’s systems are more expensive, yet they grant a longer lifespan, offer a wider range of capacities, and have other perks like their patented technologies.

All things considered, Jackery is the way to go when you have a limited budget and prioritize efficiency over a long-term investment. On the other hand, if you want to invest long-term and don’t mind spending a bit more, then EcoFlow systems are the proper choice.

Mireya Cervantes

Mireya Cervantes

Writer

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, I am also passionate about renewable energy applications and innovations. Full-time writer for Solar Home Stead, where I review and share my opinion on energy products and trends.

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