How many people are actually prepared for a long term blackout? Some people think they are prepared because they have ga as generator..but how will that provide power when there is no gas to be found?
You may be wondering… why will there be no gas? That’s a good question and one that a lot of people may not think about. During a disaster or crisis, gas is almost always the first thing to go. Remember Super Storm Sandy? This natural disaster caused power outages for millions along the East Coast of the United States. People made a mad dash to gas stations and waited in line for hours to get gas. There was a huge gas shortage and people couldn’t run their gas powered generators for very long because of it. After the storm, some people were left without power for weeks.
When most people think of a power outage they assume that it will only last a few hours or maybe even a day or two. They assume that the power company will be able to get their power back up and running and everything will be fine….but what if that wasn’t the case? What if the power outages lasted weeks, months… or even years?
Some people ask, Well, what if I just stock pile large amounts of gas in case of a disaster? Lets say you had a 5000 watt gas generator and used it at half load for 24 hours a day. If it used 1/2 gallon of gas per hour that would be 12 gallons of gas per day. If you were somehow able to keep 50 gallons of gas on hand (which is very unlikely) you would be out of gas in less then 4 days.
There is no longer a question of how vulnerable the U.S power grid is. It has been well documented that the grid is extremely outdated leaving it vulnerable to disasters and attacks by terrorist groups and even other countries who want to reek havoc for the American people. The United States has more power outages than any other developed nation.
So if gas is not the answer, what’s the best way to have a solid, reliable source of backup power? A solar generator is the best solution for having emergency power. These generators never use gas and they don’t emit harmful fumes.
Because of they have a built in battery bank, these generators can produce power at night as well as during the day.
Solar power, unlike a gas generator, can provide power for you and your family for days, weeks and even years. Also, there are many types of solar generators available to meet the specific needs of you and your family. There are stand alone systems as well as systems that can be connected to the electrical panel in your home. There are even generators available for well pumps so you will never have to be without water when the grid is down.