Emergency solar generator kits are a real godsend for many homeowners during these unsettling times. Critical temporary power can quickly restore power to refrigerators and TV news outages. You don’t have to be a survivalist to read the headlines and see that devastation caused by natural disasters can bring down utility lines for days.
Emergency solar backup generators don’t rely on fossil fuels and require little maintenance. Mobile solar power units are small enough to fit in the back-end of a pickup truck providing backup electricity wherever it is needed. Simple to set up, solar off-grid generator can be pulled out of the garage and set up in the backyard of any home.
The emergency solar generator shown in the picture can be used to power laptop computers, TV and a refrigerator. The 1800 watt emergency solar generator kit can bring you some serious piece of mind during power outages. This solar battery backup system is relatively small and one of the best values on the market today. Though no solar emergency backup system of this size is going to be very portable, this mobile unit comes with a sturdy cart so you don’t have to strain yourself moving the inverter and battery case.
1800 Watt Emergency Solar Tech Specs System Overview (Pictured Above):
- System type: Mobile, Off-grid Solar with Batteries
- Ships; World Wide
- Solar Resource: 5 average daily peak sun hours
- Production: 5.4 kWh per month average electrical production
- Modules/array: Two 180 Watt STC Solar Panels
- Array installation: Portable ground mount, adjustable tilt
- Array Connection: MC4 Waterproof Connectors
- Charge controller: Morningstar’s TriStar Solar Battery Controller is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging and load control. The TriStar uses advanced technology and automated production and is the most advanced and informative controller meter on the market. The solar controller is UL listed and is designed for both solar home systems.
- Inverter: Xantrex, 12 VDC input, 120 VAC modified square-wave output Energy Storage
- Battery: Two AGM, 12 VDC, 100 AH at 20-hour rated
1800 watts of real solar energy to keep the power up on those batteries. These powerful solar off-grid generator kits are capable of delivering up to 1800 watts of power for your home. This solar backup power solution draws power from two powerful 180 watt solar panels pumping DC electricity into two 100 aH AGM batteries. Sealed “absorbed glass mat” (AGM) batteries typically cost up to twice as much as flooded batteries but they are the best battery type for standby backup applications.
This 1800 watt emergency solar generator shown provide safety and affordable, high output power solution. Though the 1800 watt power is a hub for temporary off-grid home or cabin power, it is especially well adapted as backup energy for grid-connected homes when the utility company has a rolling blackout or power outages dues to storms. Never worry about keeping your refrigerator cold or not knowing what’s happening in the world during an electrical blackout. Our 1800 watt emergency solar generator will keep electricity flowing while you are off-the-grid. The 1800 watt emergency power supply is better than a generator because you will not have to put up with a smelly noisy gas or diesel generator.
How Solar Battery Controllers Work – The circuitry in a controller reads the voltage of the batteries to determine the state of charge. We only use best-in-class solar charge controllers in our 1800 watt emergency solar kits which read the voltage to control the amount of current flowing into the battery as the battery nears full charge.
What to look for in a high quality emergency solar charge controller:
• Reverse DC current leakage protection – The 1800 watt emergency solar charger automatically disconnects the array by using a blocking diode to prevent current loss into the solar modules at night.
• Low-voltage load disconnect (LVD) – to reduce damage to batteries by avoiding deep discharge.
• System monitoring – analog or digital meters, indicator lights and/or warning alarms.
• Over current protection – with fuses and/or circuit breakers.
• Temperature compensation – utilized whenever batteries are placed in a non-climate controlled space. The charging voltage is adjusted to the temperature.
Emergency solar panel adjustment and placement; True South – If possible, you should always set up your solar rack facing 180 degrees true south as opposed to magnetic south. In San Francisco, the magnetic declination is (14° 33′ E). Add about 14 degrees to get true south. So if your compass points to south at 180 degrees, TRUE SOUTH is about 194 degrees. Point your emergency solar panels facing 194 degrees by the needle of your compass if you are in San Francisco. If you are in Des Moines Iowa, it is only about 1 degree.
Panel angle – A good year round angle for San Francisco is 30 – 35 degrees slope if you do not plan to adjust the solar panels. If you plan on taking the time to reap as much electricity as you can from the sun, then you should adjust your panels. A good rule of thumb is to add 15 degrees for winter and subtract 15 for summer in this latitude which is about 38 degrees.
Shading – Emergency solar panels should be fully exposed to the sun with no cell shading. Since in this case, solar panels are wired in series, the electrical output will be regulated by the lowest voltage cell or panel. If one cell on one panel is shaded, your total electrical output could be substantially reduced. If an entire row on one panel is shaded, the power output could be reduced to zero.
People often ask why they might need an portable emergency solar backup generator. The problem is, they ask when they don’t need one. It’s when they do, the answers are more apparent but too late. Consider moving from an observer to participant in the providing the needed security for this country. Emergency solar power systems are one step closer in the right direction.