Green Power Generators
Choosing Your Generator
- Power – total wattage, surge wattage, number of outlets
- Installation – where it will go and who will install it, or is it portable
- Fuel – where is your source, where will it be stored, how fast is it consumed
- Accessories – is a transfer switch, heavy duty extension cord, extra fuel tank, or anything else required
How much power do you need from your Green Power Generators?
Whether you need electricity for your remote or off-grid location, or a backup generator to keep your family safe or business humming during a power outage or emergency event, you will want to make sure that you choose the right size.
Automatic or Manually Started Standby Home Power Generation
Safety Tips For Green Power Generators
- Never run a generator inside, or even inside of your garage, and make sure there is proper ventilation, as the exhaust fumes can be dangerous to breath.
- Only use a professionally licensed electrician to connect your generator to your home’s circuits, a transfer switch, or the grid.
- Follow all of your utility’s advised precautions and regulations when having your generator connected to the grid.
- Use only heavy duty weather resistant extension cords to run power from your generator to your home.
- Be cautious with your cords so that no one trips, and that electronics are handled safely when wet.
- Take great care when adding fuel to the generator, making sure there are no flames or sparks, including someone smoking. Do not spill the fuel, clean it up thoroughly if you do, and only add fuel when the generator is off.
- Always keep a high quality fire extinguisher that is in service nearby for emergencies.
- Do not overload the generator, staying within the manufacturer’s limits.
- Pay attention to and respond to any warnings, alerts, low gauges, or other obvious signs of concern.