When the power goes out, people usually feel helpless, searching frantically for flashlights and candles and hoping that the power will come back on as soon as possible. Some people try to be prepared for a power outage by having a gas generator. While gas powered generators do provide power, they have a lot of issues that may not make them the best choice for you and your family.
Gas generators emit harmful fumes and they have to be used outside. They are noisy and inconvenient. They also use a ton of gas and when a serious disaster or crisis happens, gasoline is usually the first commodity to disappear.
When Super Storm Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States, it left millions of people without power. The power outage lasted for weeks in some areas and to make matters worse, gas was nearly impossible to get. People waited in line for hours for gas and were either turned away or they were only able to get a few gallons. Unfortunately, this gas shortage caused people who relied solely on a gas generator without any power.
So, what makes a solar generator a better choice? Solar generators do not use gas and they don’t emit any harmful fumes. They are also quiet and can even be used indoors. The battery bank inside the generator will store the power from the solar panels, which allows you to have power even when the sun goes down.