Portable solar generators have come a long way since their modest beginning. Their primary benefit, of course, is their cost-efficiency compared to bulky fuel-powered generators. What can be more cost efficient than harvesting energy from the sun and converting it to power the tools and devices we rely on every day? More than any other use, though, they are especially handy for outdoor trips and camping, as well as grid down scenarios.
Generally speaking, portable solar generators tend to be smaller and quieter than traditional generators. The tradeoff for this portability, of course, is their reduced power compared to traditional generators.