Should I put together a solar setup or upgrade my genset? I currently own a cheap (no name Chinese), 1000w (1200 surge) 10amp- 2.5hp gas generator (4 stroke). Bought it on clearance last year at Biglots for $130, this generator will power my fridge and or deep freezer, lights, small stuff,,,etc. My budget is about $600 and I don't need a tremendous amount of power just looking to power my chest freezer (5amp startup-5cubic foot) and some lights during a power outage. Should I go with a Solar Setup or buy a decent 2500 watt (+/-) generator? Here is the solar setup I have in mind: 60 watt solar panels hooked to two T-105 golf cart batteries 6v in series (450 amp hour total 12v) with a charge controller and 1000watt inverter. The solar setup will be a little more than $600. OR get a nice genset: Onan Portable Generator — 2500 Watts, Model# 3500 | 1,000 - 4,999 Watts | Northern Tool + Equipment Your input is greatly appreciated.