With Hurricane season gearing up, I've been thinking about buying a new generator. Doing a little research on line and I came upon this
A solar generator:
It looks good to me, quiet, no fuel needed. 1,800 Watts of power.
What do you think?
I was wondering if one of the solar companies on the island could put something like this together, so it does not have to be shipped down?
Neat idea but it says it will run an 18 cu ft fridge for only 2.8 hrs. This device might be ok for a fan and a light but not for true backup power.
I read some more about that, it said you could run your fridge during the day while the sun was out. Then at night on battery, it would last 2 hours, if the fridge was kept, closed it would probably still be cold
A complete and total rip off for $1700 dollars. The battery is tiny, the panel is garbage. Dont waste your money.
Take a read here: http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/showthread.php?t=4873
Look up, powerhub 1800, made by Xantrex. This is an all-in-one unit, but you need to get your own batteries and panels, and its mudular.
Cory; so are you saying the 1800, made by Xantrex will work?
Cory, I had tried to send you a PM this morning, but your mail box was full............
MUD? ular should be plenty of that after a storm.
1800 watts isn't a ton of power. Compressor's and water pumps need a lot of juice when they first startup. 1800 watts is a bit too close to what they need for peak IMO.
I have a generator that I got at Cost U Less for $389 after last Hurricane Season. It's only 110 so it only will power half the house (and I have to shut off any 220 breakers) but for $389 I couldn't resist. It is 3500 watts/4000 watts peak. Runs on unleaded gas. I can buy a lot of gas for the difference in price between this and a solar generator.