Mobile Solar: A Superior Alternative to Gas Generators Posted on 27 Jul 09:00
For emergency backup power, mobile solar and gas generators are your only viable options today.
Although either can provide you with electricity when the grid goes down, many survivalists and preppers prefer the mobile solar option, due to its many advantages.
Mobile Solar Requires No Fuel Source (Other Than the Sun)
Gas generators require fuel to operate.
Most use gasoline, diesel, natural gas or propane. You can transport and store some fuel, but it can be hazardous to keep large quantities on hand. So if you run out of juice, you’ll need to go get some more to keep the electricity flowing.
But during a power outage, you may not be able to get any more fuel.
Today’s fuel pumps run on electricity, so in a grid-down situation, the pumps won’t operate. Plus, you may have to deal with rising fuel prices or even shortages following an emergency or natural disaster. And if you don’t have ready access to transportation or if the roads are unsafe, traveling for fuel simply may not be possible.
Portable photovoltaic power units, however, require no fuel. They capture energy from the sun and convert it into usable electricity. The sun’s energy is free and readily available, so you’ll have power for as long as you need it.
Mobile Solar Units Can Be Placed Anywhere
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 740 gas generator-related deaths have occurred since 2004.
Why are these generators so dangerous? It’s the fumes.
They produce high levels of deadly carbon monoxide gas, which is odorless and invisible. Anyone who uses a gas generator in an enclosed area is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.
That means you can’t run a fuel-powered generator inside your home, in the garage or even near a doorway or window, as the gas can easily accumulate. In contrast, portable solar power units are safe anywhere.
Mobile Solar Is Simple and Quiet
Have you ever heard a gas generator when it is running? Most are quite loud and obnoxious — as loud as a lawnmower. A portable solar unit, however, is silent. You won’t even notice it’s running.
It’s also easy to use. Everything you need to start supplying your own electricity is included, and you’ll be operational in minutes. Gas generators can be a bit trickier and more difficult to start, particularly in cold weather.
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