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Tactical Self Contained Solar Power Generator: 1 Series

We build these in our workshop one unit at a time. When we receive an order, we order all the parts the same day. As soon as all the parts arrive, we build it, test it, and send it to you! This usually takes about 10 business days.
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The SG1A is the mainstay of Always Empowered’s tactical solar power generator line.  It has evolved significantly from the very first unit that was built for fun and largely as an emergency power source by our founder three years ago.  Literally hundreds of units later, and hundreds of happy customers later, the SG1A is a proven workhorse for first responders, preparedness-minded folks, military units, campers, and even off-grid residences. 

The SG1A is a unique product because it is ruggedized and fully self-contained.  If you buy it, it comes to you fully charged and ready to work.  All you need to do is open up the case, throw the panels into the sun, and snap them into the provided connectors.  If you need household electrical power, you just push the power button on the inverter and the system is working.  You’re all set to go. 


  • Solar Power:  (5) 20-watt 18V monocrystalline solar panels for 100 watts of solar power
  • 120 Volt Household Power Output:  2000 watts or 3000 watts surge, pure sine wave
  • Battery Capacity:  100 amp hours
  • Battery Type:  AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) sealed, non-venting, maintenance free
  • Charge Controller:  30 amp, automatic digital controller
  • Wall Charger:  3.5 amp automatic smart charger
  • Inverter Protection:  250 amp ANL fuse, with spare
  • Weight:  115lbs
  • Dimensions:  31” x 18” x 14” (L X W X H)


  • Expansion Port:  can connect to up to three additional boost kits adding 100 watts of solar and 100 amp hours of battery capacity per boost kit see (SG1SB)
  • (2) USB Connections
  • (3) 12V car sockets
  • Precision water-cut 13 layer foam encasement for ruggedness and protection
  • Rugged pelican OD green case
  • Fully EMP-hardened case
  • Fully expandable modular solar panel connector set
  • 6’ auxiliary 12V connection cables for connection to a 5th wheel, car, additional inverter, or additional batteries
  • Interoperable with Tactical Turbine (see SG1T


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Feel free to call or contact us, with any questions you might have. We love this stuff! 415.377.7107 

As long as you own your unit, if there is a problem. Put a UPS or a FEDEX tag on it, ship it back to us, and we'll fix it if the problem if its parts or labor related! If for example you blow up your inverter (hard to do!) and you ship it back to us, we will diagnose the problem, and sell you replacement parts at our cost. We stand behind our work. RETURNS/REFUNDS: We don't do them, but refer to the above statement on the lifetime warranty.

Tactical Self Contained Solar Power Generator: 1 Series Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Satisfied Customer

Posted by Stan on 6th Dec 2017

I have now owned my SG1A unit for more than a year and am satisfied with the product. Upon ordering the unit, there was about a 2 week waiting period, that it took for Always Empowered to build the unit. That was fine and the unit arrived without issue. Everything is self contained in the pelican case as advertised, which is nice compared to other units on the market. It is very convenient to be able to wheel the case wherever power is needed and have everything ready to go. The packing inside the case is sturdy and is made specifically for the contents of the SG1A. I will say that setting the unit up the first time was a bit challenging; however, after doing it a couple times it is very simple. I did have questions regarding setting up the unit and called Joey at Always Empowered and he was very happy to assist and offer insight into the unit. He is very accessible.

All in all a good unit to have on hand in case SHTF! Jeremey

This system is a Serious BEAST !!!

Posted by Jeremy Mascarella on 1st Dec 2017

I'm excited to say I'm very lucky to have found this beautiful well thought out portable and tactical solar generator. I have owned other Made in China systems and their is no comparison. I live in a beach front condo in Florida and this is the only option for a condo given that you can not have a gas powered generator. The simple fact that the system can operate inside of our unit make this system great for any circumstance. I purchased the SG1 after Hurricane Matthew because we were without power for almost a week. However we were well prepared for Hurricane Irma because we had the SG1 system and it worked like a champ powering all of our necessities to keep us home comfortably. With the SG1 we feel well prepared for whatever comes our way. Also a large shout out to Joey it was an absolute pleasure working with him throughout our purchasing/building process. Highly Recomended !! Best system for the money on the Market.