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Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit

Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit



Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit - The Yeti is powerful, silent, clean, and safe power generation for a power outage or off-grid work and recreation.

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Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit - The 1,250 peak watts is powerful enough for any job. The Yeti Kit is ideal for hunters. No sound or exhaust is given off by the Yeti unlike traditional generators. Now you won't have to worry about scaring off game while you power your trailer or cabin tent. Safe to operate indoors. No fumes or fuel to store. Keep the Yeti ready as a power backup for critical appliances like refrigerators, freezers and home health care equipment such as a CPAP machine. The Yeti collects a full power charge in 20-22 hours with the two included Boulder 30 solar panels, or 16-20 hours with AC power. LCD indicators allow you to keep and eye on the 1250 watt-hour battery level. Multiple types of ports give you options when running your devices. You get three DC ports, three USB ports, and three AC ports.

  • Included Yeti 1250 solar generator
  • 2 boulder 30 solar panels
  • Fabric carrying case for the panels
  • Rolling cart
  • Wall charger
  • Power run times Refrigerator
  • 12-24 hrs.
  • Home alarm system
  • 10 ,or more, days
  • Chest freezer
  • Up to 1 week
  • Television
  • 35 hrs.
  • Laptop computer
  • 30 ,or more, hrs.


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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Reliable (45)
  • Good power output (44)
  • Long lasting (30)
  • Good value (26)
  • Fast charge (22)


  • Charges slowly (15)
  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Lacks power (5)
  • Short life (5)

Best Uses

  • Emergency equipment (37)
  • Having around the house (36)
  • Portable electronics (29)
  • Travel (23)
  • High-end equipment (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (51), Budget shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (49), Business (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (54)

Most Liked Positive Review


Jump started my Jeep J8 Battery

I was a bit sceptical at first when the fine ladies and gentleman at Goal Zero described the Yeti 1250 to me as a Solar Generator. A unit that could legitimately replace household power...Read complete review

I was a bit sceptical at first when the fine ladies and gentleman at Goal Zero described the Yeti 1250 to me as a Solar Generator. A unit that could legitimately replace household power in the field for a substantial amount of time, without using any gasoline, and be completely self-sufficient by having the capability to be charged 100% by solar energy. It was a pretty big claim, so clearly it needed a challenge to match it.After a long day on the trail, I pulled into one of my favorite camp spots, and began to set up camp for the night. Based on my previous experience with the vehicle, I knew there was absolutely no way that the jeep battery would hold a charge overnight, and waking up in the early morning and messing around with electrical wiring didn't sound too appealing. My solution was simple, plug one end of the charger into the power poles located on the rear bumper, and the other end into the Yeti, have a beer, eat a sandwich, and watch The Beatles' Help! on my Macbook Pro(while it was being charged by the AC power of the Yeti of course.) I'd find out in the morning if my crazy scheme would work and save me the distress of getting out into the cold to figure out a better plan.There's absolutely no way you could do this with a traditional generator, as you'd die of CO poisoning while it was running inside the small cabin of the Jeep you are sleeping in. It raises an interesting, and practical point about the green factor that this device has, it doesn't produce any emissions, and if you're charging it via solar energy, it doesn't require any emissions to replenish the battery. Think of the inside of this vehicle as a micro-environment, I'm living in it, right alongside the Yeti, and we're both happy.Check out my whole experience and images here:


Most Liked Negative Review


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Purchased four of the 30 watt panels with the Yeti. Here's how it goes, if you use 100 watts (that's a 100 watt light bulb for one hour), it will take the...Read complete review

Purchased four of the 30 watt panels with the Yeti. Here's how it goes, if you use 100 watts (that's a 100 watt light bulb for one hour), it will take the solar panels four hours to recharge the use. The Yeti hold 1250 watts, so that means you can run one item that uses 500 watts for 2 and a half hours. Using solar to recharge, it will take you three and a half days to replentish the battery. That's at say, 70 watts per hour (6 of their panels), 5 usable hours of sun in the winter, equals 350 watts per day or 3.57 days to charge it again. Hopefully you don't need power the next 3 1/2 days.

This unit uses a laptop computer charger to charge the unit from your house (again, grossly under powered for a battery this size). Also, if you invest in this, keep in mind the charger will reach a temperature in the range of 175 to 190 degrees. It will burn out. Not made to carry a load of this size.

The company staff is very good and helpful. They have tried to help me make this costly boat anchor. Even kind enough to replace the first unit. I now have 6 of the 30 watt panels and best it will do is 73 watts per hour replacement to the battery.

At 120 pounds, you won't be taking this on vacation with you, unless you've got a large group going to take turns carrying it. That doesn't include the tripod and solar panels. The sales photo of it on the kitchen counter would have taken several strong guys or gals to hoist it up there.

The tripods for the panels are poorly designed with legs that can be adjusted, but are kept from folding flat on the ground by a strap. If you have four panels, you'll not set this up by yourself, unless you have four arms.

Still working with the company and now trying understanding how a clear day, isn't a clear day when it comes to solar power. That a 30 watt rated panel is really only capable of producing 10 to 15 watts.

Buy their little solar charger for your cell phone.

Believe me, you will not be able to run anything like the advertizing says. I've tried.

Plus, you'll need additional wiring. Only come with a 8 foot charging cord. Your battery will need to be next to the panels. The Yeti shouldn't be in the direct sun.

Thanks to all the staff for trying to help.

Reviewed by 134 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great unit, powering a cabin!


from Boise, ID, United States

This bad boy plus 4 more 100 Ah batteries and 2x285 watt PV panels for collection all day, works great powers a mini fridge all day, overhead LED lighting, TV blue ray player etc etc etc, only draw back is its heavy! good thing i keep stationary, great unit if not needing to be moved often.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


New to Goal Zero


from Pasadena, CA, United States

VERY satisfied so far. Like the fact I an keep it charged at home. With the solar options I can take it everywhere.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Product.


from Frederick, MD, United States

Got this for a backup just in case we have power outage, This is the second purchase I have bought from Goal Zero and am very happy with the quality.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect balance of functionality & sustainability


from New Jersey, United States

Wanted a home-scale backup power solution that would have the right features and capacity while also avoiding gas-powered options and including a solar-charging option. This generator checks all the boxes. Love it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very Good Product


from Smithville, TX

I bought this generator a couple of years ago. It works well for what we have used it for, and we are satisfied with it. One thing I would change is to have the controls on the top with a waterproof cover over it. It weighs about 100 lbs, so it is not easy to tilt, and leaning over to read the controls at ground level is difficult and ridiculous. Also, my Mom uses it to run a portable oxygen concentrator when the power goes out, but she has trouble seeing the buttons. They are black on black with tiny print. It looks spiffy, but for an older person, that is very difficult. Specifically, the Display light button is so difficult to see, even I didn't notice it for the first year, and it is intended to help see the screen. You cannot use it, if you cannot see it, so you had to work real hard to see the lcd screen. Overall though we have been happy with it. One thing though, you need to make sure it can run what you want. It is a good generator, but it will not run my Mom's household oxygen concentrator, but only the portable one.. You should check the wattage requirements of the equipment you want to use it for or you may be unpleasantly surprised.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Pricey but saves you in the long run...big time!


from Montana, United States

I bought this just fascinated with the technology. It arrived with its battery charged and ready to go. 24-hours later a rogue blizzard hit my town and knocked out power with temps around -40F. I plugged this beauty into my baseboard heating controller to keep my houses temperature up. In just 24 hours it saved me over 10k in frozen pipe damage. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT WILL COME IN HANDY!!! Just buy it...plug it in...shelve it...and save it for a rainy/snowy day. (Also amazing on camping trips...just saying.)




from Sáric, Sonora, Mexico

I bought this 3 years ago for a remote area were there is no electricity and still running day and night beautiful, I have changed the battery only one time.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Nice but has numerous shortcomings


from Denver, CO

Not a bad piece of equipment but not made for rugged field operations. Most fuses are internal and if you blow one, you have to take the top off and replace the fuses. The 1250 should have been engineered with re-settable circuit breakers **accessible from the outside of the case** because not everyone who takes this into the field is going to carry spare fuses. In my opinion, the cheap engineering makes this unit unreliable in an emergency.


Off grid boondocking


from Central Coast, california

I bought this a few weeks ago to power my expedition rv electrical needs. It's too early to give a full review that's why I only gave four stars. So far I'm pleased with this purchase. This is what powers my expedition RVs electrical needs, I also have two Honda EU2000 generators for when solar isn't practical.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great back-up power.


from New Hampshire, United States

I purchased the 1250 Yeti a couple of months ago. It's purpose is to keep power sustained to an electric medical bed for a hospice patient living at home. It has worked with outstanding performance and has given us a sense of security no matter what power outages may occur. Thank you Goal Zero.

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