Compare emPower Plant Solar to Fuel Based Generators
Off-the-grid energy demand is currently most commonly met by diesel and gas-based generators. While initial equipment costs for generators are low, their ongoing fuel, maintenance and replacements add up to a continual expense. Sunflower Solutions' manual tracking solar power system offers an impressive amortization case versus diesel and gas generators in most markets.
Crude Oil Prices
With the exception of the 2009 global economic crisis, crude oil prices have significantly risen over the past several years. As you are comparing the costs of a diesel or kerosene generator to solar power, be sure to consider what fuel costs may be a year from now, two years from now, five years from now and so on.
The above chart shows the current price of crude oil. Move your mouse over 1m, 1q, 1y and 5y to see prices for the last month, quarter, year or five years.