What is a solar generator?

Solar Powered Generators from Goal Zero Overview

Solar generators use a Yeti Power Station and a solar panel to provide essential backup power. It’s that simple. Two products that, combined, make up a solar generator. Goal Zero’s solar generators are portable, and they provide clean energy to recharge devices or power your homes, RVs, vehicles, boats, and, on occasion, crock pots at that apres-ski tailgate. 

The industry-leading Yeti X line provides sustainable backup power in homes in the case of an emergency. One of the best solar generator options from Goal Zero is its Yeti 1500X portable power station + Boulder 100 Briefcase. The combo gives users unlimited power via the sun, ensuring that users can power anything, anywhere at the push of a button. 

How They Work

With Goal Zero solar generators, power is collected through the solar panels and stored in the power station, allowing you to charge your devices and power your appliances. Solar panels absorb the sun’s rays and convert that energy into usable electricity that is stored in Yeti Portable Power Stations. The larger the solar panel and higher Watts, the more electricity the solar panel will generate in a certain amount of time.

The portable power stations are comprised of a large battery, AC inverter, and solar charge controller. A power station like the Yeti 1500X is powerful enough to provide backup in your home, including refrigerators, TVs, CPAP machines, and more, but is still portable enough to be taken with you on the road to power any adventure or if you need to evacuate due to an emergency. Its powerful 2000W AC (3500 surge) inverter can handle surges from power tools, medical devices and home appliances, including full-size refrigerators, microwaves and TVs ensuring backup in your home during a power outage. The Yeti 1500X + Boulder 100 Briefcase can recharge from the sun in as little as 12 hours so you can have endless power wherever you go, charging the products that matter the most regardless of the circumstances.  

Goal Zero’s various solar generators set you up for success whether you’re experiencing a power outage, or if you just want to go off-grid for the weekend. You can easily work remotely in your van with help from one of Goal Zero’s solar generators or keep your WiFi and lights on at home to keep you comfortable during a power outage.

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