Do I need a generator?
If the grid goes down or your off-grid solar system needs a backup charging source, it's nice to have a "Plan B". A properly installed and maintained generator lets your family get through these unexpected occurrences with minimal inconvenience, keeping the power on while you wait it out.
For supplemental off-grid powerOn occasion, factors like shading, limited roof space, extended overcast weather, etc. can impact the power you get from solar panels (learn more about maximizing solar panel efficiency). In those cases, a supplemental generator can fill the gap between what the panels produce and what your appliances demand, enabling you to continue living "off-grid" without utility power.
As a sole off-grid power sourceNaturally, Wholesale Solar recommends our solar panels as the primary power source for your home, but we understand that's not always a possibility for every customer. We can also sell complete generator packages that are powerful enough to provide electricity to your entire house. An off-grid home can be powered directly by a generator or the generator can be used with an inverter and battery bank.
Learn more about generators
See our generator information page for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.
KOHLER Power Systems is a division of Kohler Co., and provides complete power systems, including generators (home, industrial, mobile and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. KOHLER Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920.
Why do I have to call to purchase a generator?
Our Kohler-trained technicians will help you choose the model most appropriate for your home, including any controllers or accessories you might need. Generator systems require specialized knowledge and typically there are several additional components required in a system. Contact our experienced sales team to request a quote or place an order.
Give us a call at 1-800-472-1142 when you're ready to choose the right generator, or if you have any questions about them!
|Generator Packages||Part No.||Watts (LPG/Natural Gas)||Amps (LPG/Natural Gas)||Volts AC||Price|
|12kW Kohler Off-Grid Generator Package||1894000||12,000 / 10,400W||50A||120 / 240VAC|| |
|14kW Kohler Partial Home Backup Generator Package||1894050||14,000 / 12,000W||70A||120 / 240VAC|| |
|20kW Kohler Full-Home Backup Generator Package||1894100||20,000 / 18,000W||83A||120 / 240VAC|| |
|Home Generators||Part No.||Watts (LPG/Natural Gas)||Amps||Volts AC||Warranty||Price|
|Kohler 10RESV 10kW 120/240 UL Generator||1870040||10,000 / 9,000W||41.7A||120 / 240VAC||5 Year or 2,000 hour Standby|| |
|Kohler 12RES-QS9 12kW, 120/240V UL/CSA Generator||1870070||12,000 / 10,400W||50A||120 / 240VAC||5 year or 2,000 hour Standby / 18 month or 1,000 hour Off-grid|| |
|Kohler 14RESA-QS11 14kW, 120/240V UL Generator||1870085||14,000 / 12,000W||70A||120 / 240VAC||5 year or 2,000 hour Standby / 18 month or 1,000 hour Off-grid|| |
|Kohler 20RESA-QS13 20kW, 120/240V UL Generator||1870120||20,000 / 18,000W||83A||120 / 240VAC||5 year or 2,000 hour Standby|| |
|Portable Generators||Part No.||Watts||Amps||Volts AC||Price|
|Kohler PRO2.0iS Portable Generator||1871000||2000W||13.3A||120VAC|| |
|Kohler PRO2.8i Portable Generator||1871010||2800W||20.8A||120VAC|| |
|Kohler PRO3.7 Portable Generator||1871045||3000W||12.5A||120 / 240VAC|| |
|Kohler PRO3.7E with Electric Start Portable Generator||1871060||3700W||12.5 @ 240VA||120 / 240VAC|| |
|Kohler GEN 5.0 Portable Generator||1871030||5000W||17.9 @ 240VA||120 / 240VAC|| |
|Kohler PRO5.2 Portable Generator||1871075||5200W||18.7 @ 240VA||120 / 240VAC|| |
|Kohler PRO5.2E with Electric Start Portable Generator||1871090||5200W||18.8 @ 240VA||120 / 240VAC|| |
|Kohler PRO5.2E with Electric Start Portable 49-state Generator||1871085||5200W||18.8 @ 240VA||120 / 240VAC|| |
|Kohler PRO 7.5E with Electric Start Portable Generator||1871120||7500W||26.2 @ 240VA||120 / 240VAC|| |
|Kohler PRO 7.5 Portable Generator||1871105||7500W||26.2 @ 240VA||120 / 240VAC|| |