Top 5 Solar Generators for the PG&E California Blackouts

Top 5 Solar Generators for PG&E BlackoutsThe PG&E blackouts are severely disrupting the entire state of California. The power outages are typically lasting anywhere from a few days up to a couple of weeks. This is a harsh reality for Californians as PG&E tries to combat potential deadly forest fires.

Getting a gas generator is not a real solution since many people have reported that they wait for hours to fill up gas cans at the gas station and sometimes … Read the rest

Goal Zero Lithium Yeti 1400 Lithium Power Station Review

Yeti 1400Goal Zero was truly the first company to make portable solar generators a big deal. With their launch of their big Yeti 1250 many years ago they entered the market and told everyone about it. The Yeti 1250 used a lead-acid battery which is very old technology, but, Goal Zero has come a long way with their lithium line of generators. From that line up the Lithium Yeti 1400 power station is my favorite one.… Read the rest

Inergy Apex vs Inergy Kodiak

Apex vs KodiakYou’re probably asking, “why would you compare the older Kodiak to the new Apex?” That is a very fair question. The reason is that the Apex was designed to be a far better system than the Kodiak and that’s why the Kodiak was done away with. But is it better?

When the Kodiak came out it literally revolutionized the portable solar generator industry. There was nothing like it at all on the market. It was … Read the rest

MAXOAK Bluetti vs ExpertPower Alpha

MAXOAK Bluetti vs ExpertPower AlphaWhen looking at solar generators it can be very hard to compare them all and know which one is the best to get. This is what happened to me when I was looking at the MAXOAK Bluetti and the ExpertPower Alpha. They looked to be very similar, but one was a little cheaper than the other. What are their differences and is one better than the other?

Since they were so similar, I decided to … Read the rest

ExpertPower Alpha Generator Review

Alpha What Comes in the BoxI always get excited when I receive a new solar generator and get to try it out. I purchased the ExpertPower Alpha and put it through its paces to see how well it would do. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was right up there with the few good solar generators on the market.

It is often compared to the Bluetti solar generator made by MAXOAK. For more info on the direct comparison … Read the rest

Bluetti Generator, Is It Worth It?

There’s a new solar generator that has come out that has caught my eye. It’s doing as well or better than most well-known solar generators on the market. It’s called the “Bluetti” made by MAXOAK.

Testing it has been fun and I have been pretty blown away by how well it works. I have used MAXOAK items in the past and they have always worked well. The Bluetti is right up there with the Goal … Read the rest

Which Solar Watt Meter is Best for DC Inline Analyzing?

There are many solar watt meters on the market these days and they all seem to be pretty much the same. So how can I know which one is best for my needs? Well, it all depends on exactly how much power you need to analyze with the DC inline watt meter. For most people, they are not needing to read more than 40amps and 200v.

The vast majority of watt meters use MC4 connectors … Read the rest

Patriot Power Solar Generator the Best Option?

What happens when the power grid goes down? It could just be a few days like many power outages are in natural disasters. But really I’m talking about the whole power grid going down for a few weeks, months, and in some possible cases years. If you were left with absolutely no power, do you think you would survive? Unfortunately, not many of us would.

Look at the aftermath in Puerto Rico after hurricane MariaRead the rest

Renogy Lycan Review

Searching for the best fuelless solar powered generators on the market can be a pretty daunting task, especially if you are new to researching generators. There are a surprising amount of options on the market and it can be very difficult to compare and contrast them. No two generators are exactly alike and they actually have very many differences to them, which makes figuring out the best generator for the price very difficult. I have Read the rest

How Much Electricity Does A Tiny House Use?

For many years people have been building bigger and bigger homes. In the last 50 years, the average house has more than doubled in size. Some are now embracing tiny houses that enable them to live a more eco-friendly and sustainable life.

Electricity is one of the primary considerations to make when building a house. With tiny houses, generally comes tiny electricity use—but where do you get this electricity?

There are several options when … Read the rest