What Is a Solar Generator?

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A solar generator captures solar energy, or photons, from the sun and converts them into an alternating electrical current. The voltage produced by this photovoltaic effect is generally used to power most of our modern electronics and appliances, such as smartphones, televisions, computers, and refrigerators. However, solar generators can only power such items for a limited amount of time.

Limitations of Solar Generators

Most solar generators are designed to be used as an emergency backup to power home appliances and electronics during power outages. While smartphones and smaller, portable electronics can be charged several hundred times, a single solar generator can only power a refrigerator for about a day. More heavy-duty equipment and tools can only operate on a low power setting when powered by a solar generator.

Energy Produced by Solar Generators

While the amount of produced energy depends on each solar generator model, typically, solar generators only provide between 0.1 and 2 kilowatt-hours (kWh). Therefore, to power all the appliances and electronics inside your home with constant solar energy, you’ll need to equip your house with a solar panel system.

The Power of Solar Panel Systems

Conventional residential solar panels are available in 5 and 10 kWh systems that can produce anywhere between 20 and 46 kWh per day. On average, U.S. homes use about 900 kWh per month, which breaks down to 30 kWh per day. Installing solar panels on or around your home in an unshaded, southern facing direction can almost guarantee that you generate enough kilowatts to cover your monthly electricity usage—saving you big bucks each year. In fact, an optimized solar panel system from a reputable solar provider can save you between $80,000 and $160,000 worth of electric costs over the course of 30 years!

PES Solar: Your Local Solar Provider

For over 20 years, the team at PES Solar has satisfied Central Florida homeowners with quality solar panels. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, PES Solar can provide you with a money-saving solar panel system that fits your home and budget. Contact PES Solar today to schedule a free consultation and start producing the energy and savings you need.

Austin Miller

Austin Miller

With over two decades of experience in the solar and electrical contracting industry, Austin Miller brings a wealth of expertise to the table. As the proprietor of PES Solar, his profound understanding of solar energy and its cost-saving potential is unmatched. Austin's unwavering passion for the solar sector drives his mission to help businesses and homeowners maximize their savings while embracing renewable energy solutions.