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4 Things to Look for When Buying Solar Powered Generators

When shopping for solar generators, things can become very confusing very quickly. Technical jargons and terminologies doesn’t help either, it makes things even more confusing. But fear not, here are 4 things you should look for when buying solar powered generators:

1 Battery Storage

Some solar generators come with little or no batteries, this makes them unreliable in providing steady stream of energy. They are also totally useless during power outages and brownouts. As for battery storage, the higher the better.

SmartSolar Off-Grid Hybrid Generator comes with batteries, solar pv input, pure sine wave inverter with avr made of pure copper wire and optional upgrades to provide you with a reliable solar generator for your home.

2 Solar PV Input

No Solar PV Input, no solar generator. A continuous and steady supply of solar energy relies on the number of Solar PV Input you have and their wattage. Solar panels are rated by their watt generation capacity. For example,  For example, a 200 watt PV panel generates 200 watts of inbound power in full sun. Full sun lasts about 6 hours during the day, generally from 10am to 4pm. At other times of the day, PV input still comes in, but can be less than rated.

3 Inverter

Ultimately, inverters rate the maximum watts you can pull at any one time from a solar generator. For example, a 1500 watt inverter lets you pull up to that wattage in AC power. When given the option, pure sine wave inverters are always better than squarewave or modified sinewave inverters. They protect electrical equipments from damage. which means inductive loads like microwaves and motors run faster, quieter and cooler; fans, fluorescent lights, audio amplifiers, TV, fax and answering machines won’t create audible and electrical noise because of electrical anomaly; computers won’t crash and printers won’t yield weird print outs because of the inverter.

4 thoughts on “4 Things to Look for When Buying Solar Powered Generators

  1. how much would it cost me to have solar run my whole house with 2 – 1.5 inverter ac Na ref 15 cubic feet

    1. Hi francis,
      You’ll probably have to use 1.5kw to 2.0kw system, which would cost approx. ₱168,181.81–₱225,000.00
      see this link for more info

  2. magkano magagastos ko kung magpapalagay ng solar para lang sa aircon?

    1. Hi Ms Marily,
      That depends, how many horse power?

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