Comparing Other "Plug & Play" Solar Generators
If It Sounds Too Good To Be True...Have you seen the late night and weekend "advertorials" yet, or been the recipient of an expanding number of offers to provide you with the security and comfort of a sun-powered (solar) back-up system, for when utility power is out? If not, don't worry: You haven't missed much with respect to anything that we'd consider to be of worthwhile power capability or value for the consumer. Strong words perhaps, but we stand by them. The bottom line is this: These are are mainly dressed-up, but fairly light-duty (and usually short lived) "battery centers", having the apparent ease of a solar recharging feature.
Many of these "purveyors" (to phrase them kindly) go so far as to suggest that their visibly compact, easily-managed and relatively simple systems will produce ample amounts of electricity for multiple needs in an outage event of many hours, and even days. And of course, they've done their homework when it comes to "price point", or the magic selling price that delivers them the highest (and most profitable) volume. All we can say is, "Shame on them, and please consider carefully before spending $1,000, $2,000, $3,000 or even more on one of these so-called packages". And it doesn't matter that a national "big box" home improvement center down the road is carrying something very similar, either...
Those that don't know an amp from a kilowatt hour, or the difference between "standard" test conditions and "proven" ones, can be in a world of hurt when it comes time to rely upon such equipment. About the only time that the average person is free of the risks of not knowing these types of things (and 2 dozen others, at least) is when they've been diligent enough to engage a committed, reputable, local professional electrical specialist, such as Southern View Energy: We will correctly size and specify the most appropriate equipment for specific emergency power wants & needs.
Think that this attention to critical details and our recommended installation can't possibly be as "affordable" as some of those off-the-shelf units? Relax, because yes it can! And your home or business will be assured of having the emergency outage power system that you need.