What are the new Solar Generators?  Not really generators at all.
"solar generator" is typically a deceptive description of a cheap battery and inverter inside a plastic box. They're designed to look like a gas generator and outrageously over priced
Any solar charging kit like ones we've been selling for >13 years, combined with deep cycle batteries and an inverter is an actual "Solar Generator" that can provide electricity from sun light indefinitely.


2200W Gas generator $1200

Runs a full sized refrigerator freezer 24-7 on 2-3 gallons of gas / day

Has an engine mechanically producing constant 2200W -


 2200W "Solar" generator $3299 w/ 400w solar

Runs full sized refrigerator freezer (but only for a few hours!)

Cheap battery in a box, only 24 mo warranty, zero customer service & basic unit shown doesn't even include solar panels. 


With most "Solar Generators" solar panels are NOT included. Only a plug in connection if you pay extra to buy their panels ($1400 for 2 cheap 200w folding panels in example shown above)
These companies are making a fortune off of innocent people who don't understand how solar works, but are looking for the easiest way to have temporary power for electronics camping, tailgating or anywhere, anytime or to have backup residential power during an outage.  A new generation of folks has come to expect instant gratification with little effort. Many know what they want and they want it now. Plug and play mentality is a fake marketing tool to convince gullible uninformed folks that these cheap Chinese low quality products are a quick, new and easy answer for all the power you'll ever need
They're absolutely not.
Wildly exaggerated claims and a lot of slick advertising are just lies to convince you this is great portable power supply.
Many advertise "10 yr lifetime!" but why do they all only have 2-5 yr warranties??
The huge price tags and very short or no warranties should be a warning sign against these junky imported products that don't even come close to living up to their wildly exaggerated claims
When they stop working (many reportedly don't work right out of the box) they cant be repaired. You can't ever replace any parts. Need tech support? Good luck talking to a human much less one that knows anything besides fake advertising answers and speaks English.
Compare the fake 2200W "solar generator" above for $3299 w/2 yr warranty to a real 2000W system below

Runs a full sized refrigerator freezer for many years

400W Solar, 5 yr warranted 1200WH Lithium battery

2000W-4000W Surge Pure Sine Inverter  $1599




    Z mounts        


2 x 200W panels & Tristar 45a can recharge the battery from empty to 100% with only a few hours of sun each day, and charges continuously even during use and low light conditions. The battery has a 5 year warranty, Solar panels 25 years, Industrial charge controller 5 year warr, 15+ year average life
Use as a Portable Power station. Simply bring the battery and inverter with you on your next campout or tailgating party (Combined weight same as a fake "portable solar generator") and have 3 standard outlets and USB port for charging and plugging in whatever you want
Put together your own dependable "solar generator" system for long term outages or full time use and have confidence that your system won't break down during emergencies, because the heart and brain of your system, a Morningstar charge controller, is the highest quality in the world. Over 4 million installed in over 100 countries since 1993 — functioning in some of the most extreme environments & mission-critical applications in the world


Put together your own dependable "solar generator" system