With a solar generator you don't have to worry about being able to get gas for the dirty old gas powered generator, or being able to get it started it again. Even my most basic solar mobile generator will hep you to deal with power outages until BIG POWER gets around to getting you back on line. Modern solar generators recharge on most over-cast days. It will power most consumer electronics laptops, desktops, big screen tv's, microwaves, playstation/Xbox, coffee machines, etc... It can safely charge most cordless tools and easily run most corded tools saws, drills, drivers, etc...
A great use is for doing work around the property, or when camping/hunting. It would make a great first step towards living off-grid. I personally produce each one in a solid workman like manner. Each unit is designed for simplicity, portability, and reliability.
Unlike some sellers, the specifications I state are real and not imaginary (cheap Chinese made solar panels and inverters listed are notorious for performing at approximately 20% of their listed specifications). Except for the solar panel, everything is mounted on a heavy duty wheeled base. I can install the controller either inside, or on the exterior of the generator, whichever way you prefer.
I recommend installing it within the solar generator. If you are going to use it daily, get it with the 100 watt panel. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Improvement\Electrical Supplies\Alternative Energy Supplies\Solar Power Supplies\Solar Panels & Kits". The seller is "57jgfirearmsinstruction" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.