We recently had a major power outage. How do we choose an electric generator to be sure we can use our fridge?
We want to have the capability to generate our own electricity, particularly during an emergency. A solar electric generator would be great for us because we live in the desert. How do we choose the best one for our needs?
Answer by The Georgia Geezer
If you're going solar, better go all the way. To use solar as a back-up source would require a considerable investment in batteries, converter, etc. So a gasoline powered generator might be more practical. They come in various sizes, based on how much power is needed. (watts). So check your fridge and other needed appliances to find the total wattage you'd require, and then select the correct size generator. I have one. Never used it--so far, but where I live winter ice storms are frequent--and all power lines are on poles. You'd think it would be cheaper in the long run to bury them!
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