How it works

Solar generators function by integrating a solar panel, a charge controller, a battery management system and an inverter ingeniously designed and ergonomically packed into a compact design that can convert free solar energy into a usable electrical current.

 

Battery: A solar generator requires a battery to store the solar energy it collects from the sun for you to use later the battery functions as the storage unit.

Lithium-ion batteries are lighter, more compact and last much longer when compared to their lead-acid counterparts. A downside to lithium-ion batteries is a relitavely high purchase price, the cost however can be reconcilled with over 6 times more recharge cycles when compared to lead-acid batteries. Long term Lithium-ion will eventually pay for themselves. 

 

Battery Management System: This is a vital component of the solar generator. Its primary function is to protect the durability of the battery. Charge controllers also have a variety of features for charging and discharging based on the specific type of battery and solar panel combination.

 

Inverter: This component converts the battery's low (DC) power to alternating current (AC), which is used to power everyday household items.

 

Benefits of using a solar generator

 

Free energy from the sun

A solar generator, essentially harvests free energy from the sun, with the typical lifespan of solar panels, being >25 years.

Low maintenance costs.

Unlike conventional fossil-fuel generators, solar generators have no moving parts. No moving parts means no more repairs.

Quiet and clean operation

Fossil-fuel-powered generators polute, can be noisy are are not environmentally friendly.

It's an investment opportunity.

Fossil-fuel-powered generators require various levels of maintenance whereas Solar-powered generators require no such tasks.