While we tend to think of solar power as a source of immediate energy to homes, solar-powered generators can be every bit as essential. As you may well know, these are devices that automatically provide backup power to your home in the event of power outages. They work the same way as a typical solar panel system does, in that both absorb solar energy through photovoltaic cells. The difference is simply that while a solar panel system immediately delivers it to your home, a solar generator stores it until it’s needed.
If you’re unsure about getting a solar generator, it might be helpful to know that solar generator market projections suggest reliable growth and rising adoption of strategies by key players. Essentially this means that these generators are going to be getting both better and more popular for at least the next five years. Many people are already choosing to own generators, and the increasingly competitive market is more than ready to supply them –– at more and more manageable prices.
If you are beginning to consider getting your own solar generator, the options below are among the ones you should consider taking a look at.
The Bluetti AC200P is a robust generator with the latest lithium-ion battery that has a capacity of 2,000Wh, alongside a 2,000W inverter. It’s made of flame-retardant ABS plastic and aluminum, meaning it’s built to last a long time. The AC200P can continuously supply 2,000W and can handle surge power up to 4,800W. Among the things you can reasonably plug into this generator are a refrigerator, a microwave, and a computer. For that matter though, it can also power some HVAC units, depending on their wattage.
Point Zero Energy Titan Solar Generator
The Titan Solar Generator has a 2,000Wh battery capacity and a 3,000W inverter. You can stack as many as six lithium-ion batteries on top of each to increase its overall battery capacity. In fact, it can run per battery in a fridge/freezer for 30-35 hours and a laptop wall charger for 40 hours. Though the Titan can only supply 1,500W of continuous discharge, it can easily handle 7,700W of a power surge. This is possible thanks to excellent power integrity hardwired into its printed circuit board, allowing it to efficiently store and distribute energy. This means it has a power delivery system that minimizes voltage variation to provide just the right amount of power as needed.
Goal Zero Yeti 6000X
Goal Zero was the first big company to make solar generators, and the Yeti 6000X doesn’t disappoint. As the name hints, it has a 6,000Wh battery capacity, along with a 2,000W inverter. You also have the option to add AGM batteries. These are specific kinds of deep-cycle batteries — which are made with the ability to store large amounts of energy and discharge down to 0% without hurting the battery — that is sealed and not affected by freezing temperatures. Armed with these features, the Goal Zero Yeti 6,000X has a withdrawal rate of 2,000W continuously and can handle 3,500W of surge power. Among the things you can use it for (at the same time) are a fridge, a few lights, and some kitchen appliances.
Solar generators are powerful technological devices that can supply electricity to various home appliances and devices. That said, consumers should still bear in mind that these devices are only meant to be used as backup energy sources.