6 Reasons Why All Homeowners Should Have a Solar Power Generator

Preparing your home with emergency backup power is becoming more necessary. With natural disasters causing power outages more frequently and unreliable and aging systems causing blackouts, keeping a solar generator for home use is an ideal solution. 

If you’re looking for a clean, reliable solution to run all your appliances during a blackout but versatile enough to take camping, read on to find the best solar generator for your home.

What is a Solar Power Generator?

A solar generator stores energy from sunlight or the grid for emergency home backup power or off-grid activities like camping.

How Do Solar Generators Work?

Solar generators work alongside solar panels to collect energy which is stored in a solar battery until it’s needed. This energy then needs to be converted from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC) using an inverter so that the energy can power the electrical devices in your home.

Why Get a Solar Generator for Home Use?

1. Emergency Home Power

One of the main reasons you might consider a solar-powered generator is if you live in an area that experiences frequent blackouts or inclement weather and are looking for a home backup system for emergencies.

Until recently, fossil-fuel generators were the go-to choice, but many now see the overwhelming benefits of using solar power generators to power the home.

2. Solar Generators Can Be Used Indoors

To power one of those petrol-guzzling generators, you need a constant supply of fossil fuel and space to store it. Storing gallons of petrol can be impractical, not to mention dangerous. Fossil-fuel generators produce emissions, such as carbon monoxide, so keeping them outside and at a safe distance from your house is essential. They can’t sit out in the rain, so fossil-fuel-powered generators must be covered yet ventilated.

Solar power systems don’t use fossil fuels and are completely clean and odourless, making them safe and convenient to use anywhere, including inside your home.

Natural gas generators are noisy compared to silent portable solar power stations, averaging 60-70 decibels. That’s about the same volume level as a restaurant or an office. No, thank you. 

3. Solar Generators Can Save You Money

Whole-house solar generators can be on the pricey side, so it’s no wonder that people ask if they’re worth it. However, a significant reason to move over to solar panels and solar generators for home use is to harness sustainable energy and save money in the long run. 

The DELTA Pro smart home ecosystem constantly stores energy, so there’s less reliance on the grid for power. With the EcoFlow app, you can view a breakdown of how your home uses power, and then customise your energy consumption to reduce your bills.

Reduce bills by powering devices with DELTA

There is, of course, an initial investment, especially if you’re preparing to power much of your home. However, you can start small by using a solar generator and a few solar panels to power essential household appliances such as a TV or computer. By using your stored power during peak hours when electricity is at its most expensive, you’ll save money on your electricity bills. 

With the DELTA Pro ecosystem, you can become more independent from the grid by increasing energy storage and power with extra units and batteries.

4. Home Battery Generators Offer Peace of Mind

Preparing to power your home using solar generators during a blackout provides home security for you and your family. With the right size solar generator, you can run AC, your fridge, and other essentials during a storm or power outage.

5. Better for the Environment

Solar energy is clean and the most abundant renewable resource available to use. So, no matter why you’re using a solar generator, you’ll be lowering your carbon footprint and helping to combat climate change.

6. Solar Generators Can Power Your Whole House

The DELTA Pro Ecosystem with Solar Panels

With the right combination of solar generators and panels, you’ll be able to power most of the appliances in your house. However, location also plays a factor here. Places with more year-round sun are better suited to whole-house solar power. 

EcoFlow solar generators can be charged in a multitude of ways. So, even on an overcast day, you can recharge using the grid (during off-peak hours), Smart Generator, or Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, a unique charging addition to the DELTA Pro.

Using a kit or specially designed ecosystem, such as DELTA Pro’s, it’s possible to integrate seamlessly with your home’s wiring. So, if you do experience a blackout, your whole house will be back on in less than a second.  

How to Choose the Best Solar Generator for Your Home?

Before buying a battery-powered solar generator, you should clearly know how many watts you want to output. If you’re planning to run a few devices to cut utility bills or essentials during an outage, a smaller battery is enough for lighting and essential electronic devices. To power your whole house, then you’ll need something larger. 

Check out this review of 7 solar generators to find the right one for you. 

Once you know how many watts you want to power, you can look for a battery with the best capacity for your needs. If you’re considering sizing up later, look for an option with additional batteries or add-ons.

Small Solar Generators for Essential Household Appliances

DELTA mini powering home appliances

If you only plan to power a few essential appliances, a battery generator between 500Wh and 1000Wh is plenty. DELTA mini has a capacity of 882Wh and an output of 1400W, allowing you to charge basics like your refrigerator and TV for around 5-6 hours. It’s also portable enough to take with you on a camping trip.

EcoFlow power stations use proprietary X-Boost technology that increases output to power appliances with a larger wattage. EcoFlow DELTA mini’s output jumps up to 2200W (from 1400W) when X-Boost is enabled, allowing it to power a 1650W toaster oven but at 1400W.

Medium Solar Generators for Occasional Home Backup

DELTA Max powering home appliances

Portable solar generators with a capacity of 1000-2000Wh, such as DELTA Max, work perfectly as a temporary solution for home backup. With an output of 2400W, it can power almost all your electronics during a blackout. Plus, expand its capacity 6kWh with Smart Extra Batteries.

Large Solar Generators for Whole-home Power

DELTA Pro with Smart Home Panel

Solar generators with a capacity of over 3000Wh are real powerhouses capable of keeping your entire house powered. These larger units are less mobile, but generators like the DELTA Pro have additional batteries available to increase capacity to a massive 25kWh. DELTA Pro can also integrate with your home using the Smart Home Panel.

Compare the Best Solar Power Generators for Home

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DELTA mini
Phone (11W)
62 Charges
Laptop 60W
12 Charges
Mini Fridge
12 Hours
Blender (500W)
1.5 Hours
Coffee Machine (1000W)
0.7 Hours
Air Fryer (1500W)
0.5 Hours
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Capacity 1260Wh
Phone (11W)
104 Charges
Laptop 60W
19 Charges
Mini Fridge
19 Hours
Blender (500W)
2.1 Hours
Coffee Machine (1000W)
1.1 Hours
Air Fryer (1500W)
0.7 Hours
ecoflow ecoflow delta max power station 28357579931721 1024x1024@2x
Capacity 2016Wh
Phone (11W)
175 Charges
Laptop 60W
32 Charges
Mini Fridge
33 Hours
Blender (500W)
3.5 Hours
Coffee Machine (1000W)
1.9 Hours
Air Fryer (1500W)
1.2 Hours
ecoflow ecoflow delta pro power station 28354597027913 1024x1024@2x
Capacity 3600Wh
Phone (11W)
313 Charges
Laptop 60W
57 Charges
Mini Fridge
57 Hours
Blender (500W)
6.5 Hours
Coffee Machine (1000W)
3.3 Hours
Air Fryer (1500W)
2.2 Hours

Whether you’re looking to reduce your electricity bills, prepare your home for a blackout or power your whole house, there’s a range of portable solar generators from EcoFlow that fit any scenario. 

Learn more about how each solar power generator can work for you and your home.

Hollie Sowden
Hollie Sowden
Originally from the UK, Hollie has lived in Shenzhen, China for just over a decade. With a degree in English Literature and Film, she has been blogging and working in marketing for many years, and is now a copywriter at EcoFlow.


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