With the rising interest in solar energy, many people are turning to solar generators for their energy needs. While solar generators provide many benefits for recreational and work use, they can be an critical in providing energy needs during times of disasters.
I want you to think about your current situation as of right now. What would you do if you lost all power for one week, or even two? When most people think of a power outage they imagine it lasting only a few hours, maybe a day at the most. Most people assume the power company will get their power back up and running and everything will be fine. But what if that wasn’t the case? What if you had a power outage that lasted weeks, months, or even more than a year?
The infrastructure behind America’s power grid is outdated and vulnerable. How many people would actually be prepared for a long term blackout? Although many people have gas generators, how helpful would that be if gas was limited or even inaccessible.
This photo was taken after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the Northeast, leaving millions of people without electricity, making it impossible for perfectly functional gas stations to access their tanks. There was a huge gas shortage! Even after the storm was over, they had to ration gas for weeks due to the shortage.
What if you were to store large amounts of gas for a disaster? Lets say you had a 5000 watt gas generator and use it at half load 24 hours a day. If it used 1/2 gallon of gas per hour that would be 12 gallons of gas per day. If you were somehow able to keep 50 gallons of gas on hand (which is very unlikely) you would be out of gas in less then 4 days!
Unlike gas generators, a solar generator will provide power for you and your family when you need it the most! It is crucial to understand however, that although solar power is much more viable to prevent blackouts, you must ensure you have a powerful enough system (generator, solar panels, and batteries) to handle your energy needs if you’re currently tied to the power grid. That’s where we come in!
While most solar generators can only run one home appliance at a time, for only a short duration, our HomeGrid solar generators are powerful enough to run all your basic home essentials like lights, freezers, refrigerators, range, water pumps, and more! If that wasn’t enough, our HomeGrid System allows you to be Off-Grid whenever you want- emergency NOT required!