Today is June 1st, which officially marks the start of the 2018 hurricane season. Here at Earthtech Products we truly understand the importance of being prepared, as we have witnessed the damage potential and desperate need for power first hand. The 2017 Hurricane season was highly active, with 10 named hurricanes, and 6 Major Hurricanes ranking at category 3 and above. In hopes of providing educational material and guidance, we have put together a list of the 5 Best Portable Backup Solar Generators for the 2018 Hurricane Season.
Goal Zero Yeti 3000 Lithium Lightweight Solar Generator Kit - V2 with Wi-fi
The New Goal Zero Yeti 3000 Lithium Lightweight Solar Generator Kit is the largest, most popular portable generator on the market. This system now includes the pre-installed Solar Charging Optimization Module (MPPT), V2 Wifi and App compatibility, as well as mobility wheels and a handle for easy moving. One of the few portable systems that can continuously power a standard energy star refrigerator, provided there is plenty of direct sunlight of course.
Goal Zero Yeti 1400 Lithium Portable Solar Generator Kit with MPPT & Boulder 100 Briefcase - V2 with Wi-fi
The second option on our list is the Yeti 3000’s little brother, the Goal Zero Yeti 1400 Lithium Portable Solar Generator Kit. The Yeti 1400 still embodies all of the key features of the Yeti 3000, with a smaller battery (storage capacity) and lighter weight. The Yeti 1400 is a perfect option for powering mid to small size items, such as a mini fridge, LED lights and recharging your smart devices.
Natures Generator Portable 1800-Watt Solar Generator - Gold Kit
The Natures Generator Portable 1800-Watt Solar Generator - Gold Kit features a smart phone ready application for easy diagnostic and power input and output readings. This makes the plug and play system even more intuitive. The most unique feature is the ability to start as a portable system and expand to meet almost any power requirements, by introducing external Battery Power Pods. There is NO LIMIT to how many you can add, making the expand-ability possibilities endless.
Kodiak Lightweight Bronze Portable Solar Generator Kit
The Kodiak Lightweight Solar Generator Kit is perfect for power outages, camping and RV’ing, or simply as a power source for remote cabins. This unit is easy to carry, quick to assemble and fully recharges within 15 – 17 hours of ideal sunlight. What really makes the Kodiak special is the built-in plug and play Shore Power 30 Amp Output. This output allows it to easily interface with your RV or Tiny Home.
Earthtech Products Ultimate 4800 Watt Hour Solar Generator Kit with 500 Watts of Solar Power for Homes and Off-Grid
The Earthtech Products Ultimate 4800 Watt Hour Solar Generator Kit is not by nature a portable model, but it does offer a high storage capacity and solar input while remaining affordable. This popular system can be made relatively portable by incorporating caster wheels onto the base of the Powerhub 1800 for increased mobility. This alteration paired with a custom solar panel housing rack (past customers have used pressure treated wood in their designs quite successfully) can give the owner a semi-portable system with great power storage and production potential.
It’s easy to feel a sense of helplessness when it comes to natural disasters. If 2017 is any indication of where the 2018 storm season may lead, it is best to be prepared as best we can. Here at Earthtech Products we do our best to not only inform the community but to provide them with the best options for each individual application. As always, we are just a phone call away (877-548-3387) and are happy to offer our expertise.