Yakima’s Solar Cargo Box Among TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020

TIME has released its list of the 100 best inventions of 2020 and has selected Yakima’s CBX Solar Cargo Box in the Outdoor category. TIME’s The 100 Best Inventions of 2020 selects products every year that showcase innovation, creativity and “change the way we live, work, or enjoy our favorite activities.” The products are chosen based on nominations from editors and correspondents from around the globe and across multiple categories, as well as through an online application process.

The integrated 36-watt panel on the CBX SOLAR cargo box produces a 5-volt (3-amp max.) output through two USB ports, making it a completely green way to power any campsite or trailhead activity, all the while suppling adventurers with 16 cubic feet of storage space for exploring necessities.

To design the CBX SOLAR— the first mass-produced, premium-level cargo box with an integrated solar panel—Yakima partnered with Sunflare, a company based in La Verne, Calif. Sunflare mass-produced light, thin, flexible, and durable CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) solar panels, which are 75 percent lighter and 95 percent thinner than standard c-Si (crystalline-silicon) panels, said the company.

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“We are humbled and honored to be included in this prestigious list of products that strive to bring original thinking to categories that make our experiences better,” said Joel Grabenstein, vice President of sales, brand, and product marketing at Yakima. “We at Yakima, are always striving to move the needle in the way of innovation, creativity, and sustainability. The selection of the CBX Solar in TIME’s List of the 100 Best Inventions of 2020 is validation that our hard work and efforts are doing just that.”

See the full list from TIME here: http://time.com/best-inventions-2020.