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  • Podcast

    Chaz Peling: Backup Power Solutions

    Be prepared if the lights suddenly go out
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 24, 2017, 5:20 PM

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    Without electricity, our capability to conduct our modern way of life becomes immediately and severely curtailed. Communication instantly stops. Food quickly spoils. Sundown puts an end to all activity. Air conditioning and water well pumps no longer function.

    And as prolonged blackouts often go hand-in-hand with gas shortages, disaster victims are often truly forced into a "dark ages" lifestyle.

    This week, Chaz Peling, founder of Sol Solutions, joins the podcast to share his expertise on residential backup power options. The good news is that recent technology advancements offer more robust and affordable solutions than ever before. The bad news is, you have to invest the effort to procure an install them in advance of the next crisis for them to be of use.

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  • Blog
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    The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War’s Battlefield

    Crippling the US without firing a shot
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, July 17, 2014, 3:38 AM

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    We talk a lot about Peak Cheap Oil as the Achilles' heel of the exponential monetary model, but the real threat to the quality of our daily lives would be a sustained loss of electrical power. Anything over a week without power for any modern nation would be a serious problem. 

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  • Deal of the Week
    Aspect Solar SunSocket Tracking Solar Generator & ENERGY BAR 250 Bundle

    Exclusive Deal – Aspect Solar SunSocket Tracking Solar Generator & ENERGY BAR 250 Bundle

    Portable solar power and battery bundle
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:41 PM

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    5% Special Discount for PeakProsperity.com Readers

    We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com members an exclusive discount of 5% off the Aspect Solar SunSocket Tracking Solar Generator & ENERGY BAR 250 Bundle

    THROUGH AUGUST 23RD – BUY THE SOLAR GENERATOR AND THE ENERGY BAR IS FREE. (plus the discount)

    This bundle includes: 

    • 1x SunSocket Sun-Tracking Solar Generator (Retail Value $1499)
      The high efficiency 60 Watt PV panels inside the case pop up and automatically track the sunlight throughout the day while charging the internal 250 Watt battery. This means that you never have to worry about repositioning your solar panels, and you can power electronic devices such as laptops, multiple phones, or even an electric cooler throughout the entire day with good sunlight.
       
    • 1x EnergyBar 250 (Retail Value $499)
      20Ah LiFePO4 BATTERY (256 Watt Hours) The EnergyBar 250 uses the best battery technology available known as Lithium Iron Phosphate or "LiFePO4". This 20Ah (256Wh) battery has a very long lifespan and can sit idle for years while only self-discharging at a minor 0-2% per month making our solar generator very ideal for anyone from a weekend camper to life long Prepper.
       
    • 1x EnergyBar Weather-Resistant Carrying Case
      Weather Resistant Carrying Case Included. Neoprene carrying bag keeps the EnergyBar 250 protected at all times.  Side pocket on the bag allows you to keep all of your adapters with you at one time.

    Specifically, PrepareDirect is offering us:

    Click here to take advantage of this offer; use Coupon Code: PEAKPOWER5, exclusive to PeakProsperity.com readers. Click here for this offer.

    This offer is valid through August 23, 2013.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Solar Generator

    What to Look For in Solar Generators

    Considerations before you buy
    by Chaz Peling

    Friday, July 12, 2013, 4:25 PM

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    Solar generators capture the sun’s energy via solar panels, store that energy in a battery bank, and release it through an inverter to be used for standard AC power. That is the standard definition of a solar generator.

    Based on this definition, the key elements to look for in solar generators are:

    • Battery storage capacity
    • Solar PV input
    • Inverter rating
    • Component quality
    • Portability
    • Balanced system design

    In this article, we will explore these key elements and hopefully give you a better understanding of each element, how is fits into the overall performance of your system, and what to watch out for in the plethora of systems and choices out in the solar generator market these days.

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  • Blog

    Special Offer – SolMan portable solar generators

    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Thursday, March 29, 2012, 12:05 AM

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    We are pleased to announce that SolSolutions is offering ChrisMartenson.com members a special discount of 5% off all SolMan portable solar generator models.

    SolSolutions designs and builds plug-and-play, mobile solar electric generating equipment for point of use, temporary, off-grid, event, and emergency back-up power. The SolMan is designed and built in the US, using top-shelf American components.

    The SolMan is proven in the field, built to last, and will deliver what it is rated for. The SolMan is a complete, ready-to-go system. It includes PV panels, batteries, charge controller, inverter/charger, monitoring, and AC & DC plugs, all on an easy-to-transport rolling cart, which makes it perfect for low-tech solar tracking.

    The SolMan is a clean, green, quiet source of personal needs electric for when you donʼt have a grid outlet nearby. It will run a trailer, cabin ,or efficient small house, with power management attention. The SolMan is an excellent complement inter-tied with a liquid fuel generator for 24/7 year-round backup power, without having to run a generator all the time, saving you a lot on fuel.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Envirogadget.com

    Portable Solar Generators & Hybrid Emergency Backup Systems

    Don't be left in the dark
    by admin-2

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 12:29 AM

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    What do you do when the power goes out?

    In the past two decades, non-disaster related electricity blackouts have increased by 124% in the US. These numbers are further compounded by the increasing incidence of large disasters that knock out power for extended periods of time in the US and longer wait times before you see your electricity back on. Furthermore, lots of folks have been in situations where grid power is either not available or impractical at the location in need.

    Portable solar generators and hybrid emergency backup systems can be solutions to the increasing power reliability issues. However, there are some key points that must be addressed for the success and efficiency of such products. These critical ideas include the current state of fuel-based generators, trends in solar, understanding kwh and electricity terminology, the benefits of solar power, rethinking your power usage, measuring that usage, incorporating hybrid systems for prolonged activity, and utilizing knowledge to make informed buying decisions.

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