It can be easy to ignore things that are important but not urgent. For example, saving for retirement is very important, but it is not urgent. Many people reading this may not retire for years or even decades so the idea of saving money now to be used in the far-off future does not prompt feelings of urgency.
The same is true of climate change. Many people believe climate change is important but not urgent. It can be hard to think about vast systemic changes to our earth from the perspective of a single lifetime. It’s also hard to be motivated by the very minor role one individual may play in climate change. After all, what is a single grain of sand when compared to an entire beach? The truth is that climate change is an urgent and important problem to solve and it will only be solved if every human on the planet does their part.
This is why transitioning to sustainable energy has never been more important. Thankfully, portable power stations have emerged as an excellent option in the toolkit for transitioning to a greener future and earning greater energy security. These innovative machines have revolutionized the way we generate and store energy, giving way to absolute freedom in the time and location of using that energy. When using clean electricity to charge them, portable power generators are a great alternative to fossil fuel-powered generators. In this article, we will examine the role of portable power stations in the transition to sustainable energy.
What Exactly is Sustainable Energy?
Sustainable energy can be summed up in a simple phrase, “generating carbon-free energy equal to or less than the amount of energy you use.” The term sustainable means something can continue indefinitely. In our context, we are referring to the health of the earth and the production of energy. We want the temperature of the planet to stop rising, and we want to be able to produce new energy while it does. Several methods exist for generating clean energy.
One method is to generate electricity using a photovoltaic (PV) panel, either on top of a roof, arrayed in a field, or folded out at your campsite, PV solar panels are able to generate electricity using the energy from the sun. Because this electricity is generated without the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs), it is considered “clean” or sustainable energy.
Other methods for generating sustainable energy include wind farms, hydroelectric dams, geothermal systems, nuclear, and biomass. These are all considered clean energy because they do not emit harmful gases into the environment.
On the other hand, coal, oil, and natural gas are all considered fossil fuels. By definition, they are unsustainable because there are limited reserves of fossil fuels on earth and they emit many harmful gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. These gases rise into the atmosphere and cause global warming.
What is a Portable Power Station?
Portable power stations, such as the Emoose giga X series, are compact devices equipped with a battery that provide electrical power outlets anywhere and anytime you need. Charging the device and then storing the energy is as easy as plugging it into a standard wall outlet in your home. When you need power, the machine will use the inverter located inside to convert the energy from the battery into the desired voltage and frequency, allowing you to charge anything from a refrigerator to your smartphone or emergency medical equipment.
These ingenious new devices are integrated with battery management systems to keep them safe, durable, and efficient. The compact, portable design of most power stations means they are easy to pack on a road trip or store on a shelf for when they are needed most. Thanks to super fast recharging, the battery of the emoose brand stations can be recharged to full within 1.4 hours using a standard wall AC outlet.
How Portable Power Stations Help in the Future of Sustainable Energy
Now we’ve covered what sustainable energy is and we’ve defined portable power stations. Sometimes public awareness of these concepts is an important factor in the adoption of any new sustainable technology. But now that you understand them separately, how do these two ideas merge to enable the transition to a future filled with sustainable energy?
Well, for much of our recent history, we humans have had to rely on gasoline-powered generators to provide on-demand energy in tight situations or when far away from civilization while camping. But because electricity can be generated sustainably (using solar, wind, or hydro just to name a few ways), we can charge portable power stations with clean energy and release it with no impact on the environment.
In addition, because energy can be used to charge portable power stations at anytime (like overnight), users can choose off-peak hours, when the grid is experiencing lower demand. This lowers the chance that peaker power plants will need to be engaged. (Peaker plants are the term for additional power plants brought online temporarily for the express purpose of meeting unusually high electricity demand.) This also has the added benefit of being cheaper electricity per kilowatt hour than on-peak hour charging.
Finally and most importantly, portable power stations offer a flexible and eco-friendly alternative to traditional fuel-powered generators because they are often rechargeable using renewable energy sources like solar power. Just add solar panels (available from and compatible with emoose) to efficiently convert sunlight into electricity, making them ideal for off-grid living and power needs for environmentally conscious and adventurous consumers.
Energy Storage is the Next Frontier of Sustainable Energy
The cost of renewables like solar and wind have come down drastically in recent years thanks to advancements in technology. But the sun does not always shine and the wind is not always blowing. That’s why the smart integration of battery-powered devices and portable power stations is so necessary. Energy storage is the next problem to solve in our fight for a sustainable future. Batteries are very expensive to produce and require the extraction of minerals from the earth.
Thanks to high-quality portable generators like the Emoose gigax series, this can be done in a conscientious way that allows the benefits to be much greater than the costs. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about sustainable energy production, efficient energy storage, and the role portable power stations are playing in the transition to sustainable energy. We can all agree that this transition is both urgent and important in our attempts to keep our planet healthy.