“Last year after the autumn Nor'easter with all those generators running Connecticut had nearly 150 cases of carbon monoxide incidents, including five deaths.”
Thomson, IL (PRWEB) November 09, 2012
Residents of the northeastern part of the United States have found many sources of emergency backup power. But a company that specializes in emergency backup power, Solutions From Science, encourages people to find a smart and a safe solution. Recent power outages have plagued the northeastern part of the United States in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. According to Weather.com as of November 6th 2012, “Roughly 639,000 people were still without power in the Northeast.” This is down from the 8.6 million that were previously without power due to the effects of the deadly storm.
Since Winter Storm Athena has barreled down a similar path as Hurricane Sandy, the northeastern part of the country has continued to get barraged with hardships. The expected times to get the power grid safely back up and running are starting to turn from a matter of “when” to a matter of “if.” With the holidays looming around the corner and families making their preparations for the holiday season, residents of the northeast are unable to prepare for the season or to move on with their lives as they are picking up the pieces.
The people that were forced to wait for hours on end in line for gasoline to run their dangerous gas generators were unable to cleanup and prepare for the next storm as they wasted precious time at the gas stations. The people that finally got gas are still at risk. WTNH News 8 in Connecticut reported,“Last year after the autumn Nor'easter with all those generators running Connecticut had nearly 150 cases of carbon monoxide incidents, including five deaths.”
So with these gas generators being so dangerous and time consuming, what is the alternative? Solar powered generators are safe, can be operated within the home and are silent. Dave Fink, Lead Electrical Engineer from Solutions From Science states, “Unlike gas generators, solar generators do not release any harmful fumes, so they can operate inside your home. Gas generators are incredibly hard, if not impossible, to start in the winter. Solar generators run off a flip of a switch, not a pull cord. All you have to do is point the solar panel, plug it into the generator, and power up.”
Solar powered generators allow families to spend more time dealing with the aftermath of severe weather and less time waiting in lines for gasoline. In the midst of disaster, being able to surround yourself with family can make a huge impact on your family’s ability to overcome adversity.