Gas vs. Solar Power Generators

When choosing a backup power solution, your choice will likely come down to either a gas or solar-powered generator. Before making your choice, it’s important to know about the drawbacks of using a gas-powered generator. If you decide to go solar, it’s also important to know what a solar generator is capable of, not to mention any limitations associated with solar technology.

Below, Geneverse goes over gas and solar generators in a little more detail to help you make the best possible decision based on your situation, circumstances, and your specific needs.

Gas Generators

Gas generators used to be the standard when it came to sources of backup power. Gas generators could be found working in campsites as well as areas and communities affected by unforeseen emergencies and natural disasters.

However, gas generators cannot be used indoors or in areas with poor ventilation. To use a gas-powered generator indoors or in a poorly ventilated area would mean exposing yourself to the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Don’t just take our word for it. Even in modern times, gas generators result in around 85 fatalities per year in the United States, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Unforeseen Expenses

Yet another drawback that comes along with using a gas generator is the fact that it relies on fossil fuels. Gas shortages in your area can affect whether or not you have the power you need in a pinch. Keeping fuel reserves poses fire hazards, not to mention the fact that every time you use your gas generator, it’s basically running up a fuel expense tab.

Gas generators have their place in history, however, there are far more viable backup power solutions out there that are easier to use, cost less to keep, run, and maintain, and are even better for our precious environment.

Solar Generators

Unlike gas-powered generators, solar generators can be used indoors safely. The Geneverse HP PRO Series offers whisper-quiet operation, whether you’re charging or powering your devices. Geneverse works with 99% of home appliances, electronics, and at-home medical devices while many gas generators will have you using several different adapters to connect contemporary electronics and appliances.

You can use your Geneverse solar generator in your home, apartment, workshop, campsite, RV, and even in cramped spaces such as attics and restrooms. You can also bring your Geneverse with you on any off-the-grid outing to power your lifestyle and stay connected when necessary.

Benefits of Using Geneverse Solar Generators

If you’re making your decision with environmental sustainability in mind, there’s really no better or more viable option than solar generators. Solar generators have the ability to capture energy from sunlight. While solar generators of the past used to take 12 hours or more to get a full charge, the latest Geneverse power stations can fully charge via solar panel in 3-4 short hours. 

Many contemporary solar generator models are perhaps even more compact and portable when compared to solar generators of the past as well as the most compact gas generator models offered today.

Theoretically, if you plan to charge via solar panel, you won’t have to pay any additional costs to get the decentralized power you need. Those charging their Geneverse via wall only have to pay standard rates for electricity. If you’re charging at a campsite, you can also charge your solar generator with your vehicle.

Solar-powered generators also have an additional advantage over gas-powered generators when it comes to power duration. Connecting a battery-powered generator to a solar energy system gives you the ability to recharge and/or store energy. A solar generator requires zero maintenance, little or no supervision, and does not require fuel for operation.

Whether you're looking for a backup power solution for emergencies or for everyday use, Geneverse power stations are reliable, renewable, and ready to work for you.

About Geneverse: Geneverse is the most reliable source of emergency backup power for your home and community. From the HomePower ONE power station providing portable access to electricity, to the SolarPower ONE as a source for recharging, never be disconnected from what matters most to you. Choose the size of Solar Generator perfect for you and your family. Learn more about how Geneverse and its industry-leading 5-year limited warranty can bring protection and security to your family on our website. Never face a power outage alone with a backup battery generator and solar panel from Geneverse.

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