There are times in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago when electricity goes without warning (Most of the times, they would alert people via the electronic media in advance about their power outages in advance; the reason given is usually some form of routine maintenance that needs to be done in a particular area).
There are a very small percentage of people who own generators that would supply their household when the regular electricity supply is interrupted.
However, many places of business are equipped with back-up generators.
The irony is: we live in the Caribbean where it is sunny. So, wouldn’t it be wise to utilize solar panels for the purpose of generating electricity?
I would speculate by saying that there are distributors in our country that made power generators their specialty; therefore, it is easier to access.
Whereas, if a person wanted to purchase solar panels, they would have to import it, or make their own. So, most of the times, people take the easier way out by purchasing power generators.
Most power generators use fossil fuels; this can be costly and it can have a negative repercussion on our environment.
Sunshine is free and it doesn’t pollute our environment; this makes it a perfect candidate for an alternative power source.
Some may see solar panels as being expensive, but having them will pay off in the long run.