Goal Zero welcomes adventure lifestyle photographer and winner of the 2010 Red Bull Illume Image Quest, Chris Burkard as its newest brand ambassador. Burkard is inspired by wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes for his shots, and is a perfect fit for off-the-grid, Goal Zero power. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, need we say more?

“My Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit is an epic piece of equipment that has really been a lifesaver,” says Burkard. “I’m able to back up memory cards to my hard drive and edit photos no matter where I’m at, including the remote wilderness of Kamchatka, Russia.”

Check out this exclusive behind the scenes video of how Chris utilizes the sun with his Goal Zero gear:

“Chris is an incredible addition to our team,” says James Atkin, the Director of Community Marketing at Goal Zero. “His lifestyle and the photos he shoots easily embody our zero regrets, zero boundaries philosophy. How awesome is it to say we have a solar powered photographer on our team?”

Chris is headed to Iceland this weekend for another high adventure photo shoot. Be sure and follow his excursion on Instagram @chrisburkard and on facebook.com/goalzero

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  1. Herman says:

    Did he say, ‘it takes about a day and a half to charge…” (1:20)? That seems incorrect. I have a Sherpa 120 and it takes only about half a day to charge with a Nomad 13.5 and a few hours with a Nomad 27. Certainly, a Sherpa 50 would take much less time.

    • goalzero says:

      Yeah, the conditions where he was when that was being filmed were not so perfect. If the conditions were perfect, it would have taken about 4-5 hours to charge the Sherpa 50.

  2. Starla Briggs says:

    How long did the sherpa power your lap top? How long did it take for the panel to recharge your sherpa?

    • goalzero says:

      Thanks for the Q’s! The Sherpa 50 will double, and sometimes triple a laptops run time (depending on the laptop). Chris’s laptop is a Mac, so run time is close to doubled! It takes the Nomad 13 Solar Panels about 4 hours to charge the Sherpa 50 Battery Pack in perfect sunlight.

  3. Joseph says:

    Do you think I could run a photo strobe like an AlienBees off a Escape150?

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