What is a Generational Product? I believe a generational product is defined as something that can be passed down to the next generation, for example - from father to son. Most people probably think of classic cars or old baseball cards. However, I am talking about a solar generator.
There are a lot of solar generators out there, but they are small devices capable of powering your phone or laptop. However, they will not power large items such as refrigerators, washing machines, or multiple devices at once. They also take days to recharge their small battery. These solar generators are what I call all in one boxes, usually made in China. If that solar generator fails, you have to buy a whole new system.
This is why the Grid Eraser Portable Solar Powered System is a generational product. You see, solar panels are usually warrantied for 10 - 25 years, but they will keep producing power after that. There are solar panels from the 1960's that will still produce electricity. Our solar batteries will last between 4-8 years depending on use. Batteries can be easily changed out in our system.
Let's review. The steel cabinet will last a lifetime. The solar panels will still produce power after 25 years. The solar batteries or even the latest battery technology can be swapped out. In the future, batteries may be made out of hydrogen or salt water. The power inverter and charge controller can be easily swapped out as well. You cannot do any of this with the all in one boxes, they will make you purchase another system. This is why our system is generational, it can be passed down to the next generation.
Recently California utilities such as PG&E were given approval to shut off electricity to customers if they feel there is a risk of a wildfire. If there are high temperatures, low humidity, and windy conditions PG&E can shut off power to hundreds of thousands of customers with not a lot of advance notice. CA utilities given green light to turn off power.
Within a week they did it. PG&E cuts power in N. CA. Power was turned off for multiple days to homeowners as well as businesses. I believe this is the new normal at least in the Western U.S. Other states out West will begin to adopt this policy so that they are not liable for their transformers or power lines causing fires and resulting in damage. Without much warning customers will have power turned off for days and possibly weeks. There will be a need for everyone to have backup power in order to have electricity for phones, laptops, refrigerators, and for some people life saving oxygen machines. Most have nothing, some have gas generators, but you cannot pump gas if the service station does not have power.
Also, the age of the power grid needs to be factored in as well. What happened recently in Venezuela, where the whole country was without power for a week, and some places almost a month. Venezuela power outage 2019. And then again more recently in Argentina where it spread to Uruguay and Paraguay. Argentina power outage 2019. These kind of events can happen in the U.S. as well.
The motto is always be prepared.