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Point Zero Energy solar generators review: Titans

A family from Southern Idaho came up with one of the most interesting solar generators on the market. In this article, we’ll take a look at Point Zero Energy power stations — here is our Titan solar generators review.

PV generator = Solar panels + Power station

A solar generator is a set with solar panels and a power station in it. The power station includes an inverter, a battery, and a charge controller to keep the battery safe.

The solar panels generate direct current (DC) under sunlight. It can either be saved in the power station's battery or used right away for things that need DC power. Most appliances and gadgets need an alternating current (AC) though. That's where the inverter comes in and changes the DC power into AC power.

The big benefit of solar generators is that they don't need any fuel because they get their energy from the sun. This is good for the environment and also saves money over time. Solar panels work silently and don’t smell, unlike fuel generators. The downside of a solar generator is generally longer recharge times when using solar panels.

People like using solar generators for traveling. They're also handy during emergencies at home. If the power goes out or there's a crisis, a solar generator can power important things like lights, fridges, phones, and medical gear if the power station capacity is large enough.

Point Zero Energy is an American manufacturer

Point Zero Energy was allegedly founded in 2013. It’s a family project of David and Shari Willis. The company is headquartered in Southern Idaho.

Founded in 2013 in Idaho

In 2019, David Willis engineered the first Titan solar generator which became Point Zero Energy’s most famous model. Since then, it has been the cornerstone of the company's product line and has earned the brand a solid reputation in the American market.

David Willis
Founder of Point Zero Energy and engineer of Titan solar generators

Our mission has always been delivering reliable and dependable power solutions. Prior to 2019, the available solar generators on the market lacked versatility, only powering a handful of small electronics. Recognizing the need to provide power for larger applications, we created the Titan modular system, capable of handling larger, off-grid systems with user-friendly features. We are proud of this breakthrough solution that only has quality components and offers off-grid systems in a portable format. The introduction of the Point Zero Energy Titan solar generator literally changed the portable solar power market as we know it.

Apparently, the brand Arkpax also has a power station named Titan. Don’t confuse the two!

Aside from the Titan power stations, Point Zero Energy offers kits, rigid and briefcase solar panels and expansion batteries for power stations. The brand caters both to travelers, such as boat or RV owners, as well as homeowners offering their power stations as backup power.

Titan solar generators: Performance, cost, quality

Let’s look at the flagship of Point Zero Energy's product line — the Titan power station. How good are the specs, the cost and public opinion?

Specs: Look solid

All Titan power stations include pure sine inverters with 3,000 to 4,000 watts of power and extra surge capacity. That’s more than enough for an RV, a boat or a small cabin and you can get by with it for some time even at your main house.

What stands out about Point Zero Energy generators is how easy it is to expand the Titan battery bank. You can purchase extra battery modules and plug one into the other — no extra wiring is required. The expansion battery can be either Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) or Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP). Each battery module adds an extra 2,000 or 2,500 watt-hours, depending on the type.

The big downside is the large weight of all power stations that Point Zero Energy offers. The most basic Titan with a single battery module weighs about 67 pounds on paper. Each expansion battery increases the weight by 35-50 pounds depending on the type of battery you choose. All in all, it puts the portability of Titan solar power generators in question. 

Cost: Feels high

The cost of a Titan power station with one battery comes to about $3,000 as of summer 2024. Each battery module adds about $1,700-$1,800 on top. The prices, of course, may change depending on when you might read this review.

The cost of Titan solar generators is higher than average. They are manufactured in the US which always makes the product more expensive. If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, it’s worth looking into Chinese brands, such as Bluetti.

If you want to build a solar generator, you’ll have to add solar panels to it. The company’s portable PV modules come at around $1.4 to $2 per watt. For this type solar panels, it’s not terrible, but since Titans themselves are better as a stationary backup, you might be better off wiring them to a home solar system from standard solar panels which are much cheaper at A1 SolarStore

Quality: Seems great

Titan solar generator warranty lasts for 2 years. There is a 5-year warranty for NMC and LFP expansion batteries and you can even get 5 additional years of coverage. Besides, there is a 30-day no-fault return policy.

The reviews for Titan solar generators on the Point Zero Energy website are overwhelmingly positive. They don’t seem as fake though. Titans aren’t offered on Amazon or any other similar platforms so the amount of reviews is limited. Still, internet bloggers and influencers seem to be satisfied with what Point Zero Energy offers.

Titan solar generators: Pros

What are the advantages of Titan solar generators? Let’s look at the strong sides of Point Zero Energy products:

  • High quality. The reviews for Titan solar generators are positive, the warranties are solid and the product is US-made.

  • Expandable battery bank. It’s easy to purchase extra battery modules and add them to a power station without extra wiring.

  • Suitable for home backup. Unlike smaller power stations, Titans are powerful enough to provide an uninterrupted energy supply for your home.

Titan solar generators: Cons

Let’s look at the negative sides of Titan solar generators. What did we not like about the Point Zero Energy product?

  • High cost. American manufacturing results in products being more expensive than average. While the quality is good, there are cheaper options on the market.

  • Large weight. The generators from Point Zero Energy are quite heavy and bulky — tough to carry around. Doesn’t matter as much if you use a PV generator as a home backup but its portability is in question.

  • Loud noise. Some users report that a power station makes quite a bit of noise when working. 

Top 3 Point Zero Energy Titans: For home and traveling

Let’s look at the actual Titan power station in more detail. Point Zero Energy offers three models on their website as well as kits, addons and solar panels to build Titan solar generators.

Titan: For starters

The most basic Titan power station is a fair choice both for traveling or backing up your house power supply. It has a 2500-watt-hour battery which you can enlarge by adding expansion batteries. The power station includes a 3,000W inverter with a 6,000W surge power. Keep in mind that the Titan is only 120V AC, so it cannot be wired into the entire electrical system of your house. You can ask the electrician to wire it to the sub-panel to power emergency 120V appliances.

Titan Boost: Safer and more powerful

Titan Boost features a 5-year warranty which you can extend to 10 years for an extra fee. The power module can be managed via a smartphone which connects to the station with Bluetooth. The discharge rate of a battery is increased from 100A or 2500W of Titan to 300A or 7700W. With additional battery modules, you can increase the size of an energy bank up to 27,500Wh.

Titan 240SP: Going off-grid

Titan 240SP is specifically designed for home power backup — it features a 4000W 240V pure sine wave inverter. High voltage and 8,000W surge power mean that you would be able to power even the most energy-demanding appliances. It has an impressive maximum solar input of 4,400 watts. Just like other Titans, the power station allows modular expandability. The downside is a large weight - 62 pounds and that’s before you add the battery.

Andrey Gorichenski
Senior Editor

Andrey had been a news editor and freelance writer for a number of medias before joining A1SolarStore team. Climate change and its impact on people's lives has always been among his interests and it partially explains his degree in Philosophy and Ethics.

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