Solar Generator Sizing

Power Usage Guide

We often get asked "what size of solar powered generator should I get?" The answer depends on what your power requirements are.

Wattage of commonly used items:

Fridge 150 -250 Watts per hour (a fridge compressor cycles on & off) *See Notes Below

Microwave

800-1200 Watts per hour 15 minutes of cooking will use 200-300 watts)
42" TV 250 Watts
Laptop 50-90 Watts
16" Fan 50 Watts
Coffee Maker 1000-1500 Watts (full size)  5 minutes of brewing = 125 Watts
Lights 7 Watt LED = 75 Watt incandescent bulb. 

 

 *The best way to run a fridge during a power outage is with an outlet timer. Leave the fridge off for the first three hours, then power the fridge on for three hours & off for 3 hours until power is restored.

Portable Solar Generators

We have compact systems that are great for camping & outdoor events. They can also be used for emergency home power, depending on how much stuff you need to run.

Large Solar Generators

Our larger systems range from 200-300ah Battery Banks and up to 500 watts of solar panels.

More Ways To Get The Power You Need:

All of our systems can be charged in several ways:

  • AC Power
  • Solar Panels
  • 12V Car Outlet
  • Gas Generator
  • Small Wind Turbine *(requires a hybrid controller & dump load resistor)