YJ1Available for rent, SolShine Energy Alternatives’ the “SunCart”, a portable solar electric generator.

What is it?

The SunCart is a mobile solar electric generator that produces household AC power from the sun. A more sustainable alternative to gas generators.

How does it work?

The SunCart converts light (photons) to an electric current (DC) that is stored in a battery/batteries and subsequently converted to 120VAC that can be used by most standard electrical devices.

 Where would I use one?

SunCartMarket1The SunCart can be used at outdoor events where gas generators aren’t desired, camping, weekend cabins, at home in the event of a power outage, off-grid living, remote locations, or simply to reduce a household’s electric bill.

What can I run off of it?

Most devices that runs off of 120VAC (60Hz) including the following:

  • Small to medium-sized refrigerators (ideally newer or Energy Star models)
  • Chest freezers
  • Lights (ideally compact fluorescent and/or LED bulbs)
  • Radios
  • Charging portable electronics (cellphones, laptops, etc.)
  • Televisions
  • Stereo systems
  • Coffee makers/grinder (A must have!)
  • Blenders
  • Most power tools (ideally, rechargeable power tools)
  • Fans
  • Crockpots
  • Aquariums

How long will it run before the battery/batteries require(s) recharging?

This depends on what it is that you’re running off of the generator.

For example, a 1000W power tool: ≈1.5 hours (50% DOD), 13W CFL bulb: ≈110 hours, energy efficient refrigerator: ≈24 hours . These estimates do not include daytime energy produced via the PV module, which would extend these times. Additional battery capacity will also double these run times.


SunCartII FFc

  • Renewable Energy Source – The sun!
  • Clean, i.e. no fumes, exhaust or spills to worry about
  • Quiet – no chug, chug, chug
  • No running to the gas station to refuel
  • Pure 120VAC sine wave (60 Hz)
  • 1300VA power rating, with overload capacities of 4700VA (momentary surge), 2900VA (5 sec surge), 1800VA (30 minutes)
  • 12V 225ah Gel or AGM maintenance-free battery
  • 280W PV (photovoltaic, i.e. solar electric) module
  • 1 Duplex GFCI outdoor rated AC outlets
  • USB Outlet (waterproof)
  • 12V Socket (waterproof)
  • Communication port (waterproof)
  • 120V Inlet for backup charging of batteries via the grid or generator
  • Digital readout: battery voltage, PV module current, battery charging current, and battery charge status.
  • North American manufactured components, designed and assembled in Floyd County, Virginia.

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