Complete Solar Generator Kit Buyer's Guide

A solar generator kit can provide your home with an efficient and reliable source of energy.

With the right information and resources, you can make an informed decision about which generator kit will work best for you and your family.

This guide will provide all the information that you need to find the perfect solution for your home.

Choosing a Solar Generator Kit for Home

Investing in a solar generator kit can provide you with plenty of benefits, but let's start with the basics. 


Solar generator kits provide a complete and integrated package for capturing, storing, and utilizing solar power.


These kits feature components that are designed to work together seamlessly, eliminating the need to guess at the best backup power solution for your needs, allowing you to stay charged no matter where you go or how long you're gone.

Components of a System.

A solar generator kit consists of several different components to provide a complete energy solution.


The main components include solar panels, which capture the sun’s energy; an inverter, which converts DC power into AC power used in electrical appliances; a charge controller to regulate the energy flow.; and batteries, which store the energy and provide reliable power when the sun isn’t shining.  


A portable power station combines the inverter, charge controller, and battery into one compact unit.

Determine the Appropriate Size for Your Needs

When buying a solar generator kit, it is important to determine the size of system you need. This will ensure that your needs can be met and that you don’t end up with a system that is too small or too large for your requirements.


There are a couple definitions that are critical when considering the correct system size:


 - A watt is a unit of power derived by multiplying Amps X Volts. A kilowatt is 1000 watts.


 - Capacity refers to the amount of energy a battery can store, usually measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh).  A higher number means more energy, and the main component that determines capacity is the battery or power station.


 - Power output is generally measured in Watts (W) or Kilowatts (kW)


Consider how much power you typically use, as well as any occasional surges in electricity demand, and look for a kit with that provides sufficient energy capacity to meet those needs.

Charging with solar panels

Folding portable solar panels are great when you will be stowing the panels when not in use. However rigid solar panels are generally more appropriate for permanent installations.


The output of each solar panel, and number of panels will determine how quickly you can recharge with solar.  The panels can be portable or installed, some are flexible, and some are rigid.


In general, you want to maximize the combined total panel output within constraints of your budget and the input allowed by the power station.