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By: Solar Montreal  09-12-2011
Keywords: Electricity, Solar Power

If you are like most homeowners I know, I’m sure you have pondered the scenario about what you would do if your home lost power during an emergency or blackout with no back up power source. Can you envision the nightmare of running your home for 8-12 hours or possibly days with no TV, computer, electric appliances, or lights? Fortunately it doesn’t have to play out that way if you own a solar power generator which is an independent and portable system that does not rely on electricity from a power grid or utility company.  Solar generators can be a very useful, flexible, and dependable tool to have handy at your home for a variety of reasons including the above mentioned. 

Here are some other reasons why you should consider buying one. 

Affordability: Solar generators are surprisingly affordable to purchase. Prices on average for a typical generator can range anywhere between $1,000 to $2,500 dependent on a number of factors including your power requirements and features like portability. If you are not looking to spend a lot of money you can also find solar generator kits online where you can build you own for just a few hundred dollars. 

Portability: One of the great features of most solar power generators is they are designed to be highly portable and very easy to set up. They are ideal to use for bringing temporary power to an outdoor location like a campsite or a back country cabin off the grid. Or what if you need to power some tools in a shed are barn that does not have an electrical hookup. Need to power some lights and music at private beach party? The possibilities are only limited by your imagination when you buy a solar generator. 

Reliability: Because they have no moving parts, don’t require fuel or gas, and use the suns boundless energy to create electricity, most solar generators are highly reliable systems. In fact, many are reputably capable of lasting decades with little or no maintenance. 

Extra Power Source: Solar power generators are very flexible can also be used to help supplement or reduce the cost s of your homes current energy usage. For instance, you could use it to power a pool or spa filtration system. Or maybe power appliances or tools in a work shop on your property. 

Emergency Power Source: Perhaps the most practical and popular reason to own a solar power generator is that can be used to help power a home (depending its capacity) or some of its major appliances in the event of a power failure or emergency situation. What’s the peace of mind worth knowing you have a reliable, quiet, fuel independent, and portable power source on standby in times of emergency if you need it?

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Electricity, Solar Power

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