Solar vs. Gas Generators

Winter’s coming and you don’t want a storm knocking out power… and keeping you shivering in the dark until the power company gets its act together.

Not to mention your food spoiling and your kitchen appliances not working. And your electrical devices sitting around in a useless condition.

So, you know you need a generator for your home. But you’re not sure which type to purchase.

Your main choice is between a large, gasoline-powered generator and a portable, solar-powered generator.

There are so many reasons to go with the second choice that I’m not sure I have room for all of them here. But I’ll give it a shot.

Loud and smelly – not the way to go

A gas generator requires you to purchase gasoline. In addition to the expense, that gasoline can smell. And it’s a fire hazard.

A solar-powered generator can be charged via an electrical outlet, of course, but also by the free energy of the sun. It’s a real money-saver.

A gas generator is loud. Not only is the noise annoying, but it’s also a tip-off to neighbors and passersby that you’ve got power when others don’t.

A solar-powered generator is quiet. In fact, it’s so quiet you can use it safely in your bedroom and still catch your Z’s. And nobody will know you have it.

Portable and environmentally friendly

A gas generator is difficult if not impossible to move from one place to another. If you have to bug out, it’s probably not going with you.

A portable, solar-powered generator can be moved from room to room within your home. And it can also be easily carried with you wherever you need power, including for camping and RV usage.

A gas generator burns gasoline, so it is not environmentally friendly. It pollutes the air with carbon monoxide, just like a vehicle does.

A solar-powered generator is environmentally friendly. You won’t be wasting any non-renewable energy by using it.

A gas generator has moving parts, so it’s going to require regular maintenance. A solar-powered generator has no moving parts and therefore requires very little if any maintenance.

From panel to battery to AC power

How do solar-powered generators work? They have batteries that receive power from solar panels.

After sunlight hits the panel, it creates a collision of photons and electrons inside the solar cell.

Direct current electricity is created and then sent through the battery to an inverter, where it’s converted to AC power.

As previously mentioned, a solar-power generator can also be powered up using a wall outlet.

Patriot Power Generator is the logical choice

When I find something that is safer, quieter, more versatile and less expensive than the alternative – not to mention portable – that’s what I go with.

That’s why my recommendation is the Patriot Power Generator.

It’s designed to provide electricity for important devices and equipment – from your phone to a CPAP machine – during a power outage or disaster situation, all using the power of the sun.

It has two outlets, 4 USB ports and can power almost any device that would typically plug in. It also comes with a 25-foot long extension cord. That way you can easily place the solar panels outside while keeping the generator inside.

Also, it weighs only 40 pounds, so it’s small enough to take anywhere and store discreetly, and you can daisy-chain additional solar panels for even more power and faster charging.

Plus it comes with a FREE solar panel & FREE pack of food!

See more on our solar generator here

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