Frequently asked questions
Yes, a solar generator can power a whole house but requires enough wattage capacity to power a whole home. You can also use solar generator for your boat, RV, or campsite, and in an emergency, just a part of your home until the grid power comes back on.
The size of your solar generator depends on your power needs. You can calculate this by checking the power ratings of different tools and appliances you may want to power or charge with your solar generator.
Solar generators last between 20 and 30 years. Components for a DIY solar generator usually have 2-decade warranties.
Yes, you need a generator even if you have solar panels. However, you should never use them together at the same time. Your solar panels are tied to the grid at all times, but in a blackout, the generator can provide emergency power, for example, for lighting.
Yes, solar generators are very quiet. Unlike fossil fuel generators, a solar generator system doesn’t use an engine and the only noise you may hear is the buzzing coming from the inverter. This makes solar generators ideal for outdoor activities where you don’t want to disturb other people.
A solar generator can power electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops, portable TVs, small applications, and lights. They aren’t suitable for more powerful home appliances like washing machines, ranges, and fridges.
Yes, solar generators are a good choice if you don’t require a lot of electric power in your home or need to power your boat, RV, or a cabin.