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    Portable Solar Generators & Hybrid Emergency Backup Systems

    by Chaz Peling

    Saturday, February 11, 2012, 4:53 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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    Special Offer – GoalZero Solar Power Kits

    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:06 PM

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    We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering ChrisMartenson.com members a special discount of 5% off all GoalZero Components and kits.

    GoalZero offers portable, expandable, and affordable backup and off-grid power solutions for lighting, communications and small 12V coolers. It’s also great for powering smaller electronic devices when traveling, camping and backpacking. The GoalZero product line offers entry-level resilience building opportunities for your backup power needs.

    Specifically, PrepareDirect is offering us:

    • A 5% additional discount on all GoalZero Power Products and Kits
    • Free shipping on orders $99 or more

    Click here to take advantage of this offer and use Coupon Code: CHRISGOAL5, exclusive to ChrisMartenson.com readers. Offer will be valid through the month of February, 2012.

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