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4 best 2000 Watt Solar generators in 2023 (Buying Guide)

Updated: May 21, 2023

2000 Watt solar generators are the most demanded and searched solar generators, due to their right size for the average power requirement of homes and outdoor activities. However, there are limited options for the 2kW range solar generators available in the market. Furthermore, before making the purchase you need to learn some limitations and features of these devices.


There are different factors that affect the value for money of a device. In the case of solar generators, these factors are

  • Backup Capacity,

  • Type of battery,

  • AC Input Rating,

  • PV Input rating,

  • Number of output ports

  • Connectivity and

  • Price per Wh,


Battery Size: The backup time you will get from a solar generator is directly correlated with its battery capacity. However, if you have solar panels too then PV input capacity also determines you long will your solar generator run.


A 2,000 W solar generator has an Inbuilt Battery size of 2,000Wh with an expendable capacity of 6,000Wh to 8,000Wh. However, these expandable batteries need to be brought separately. Furthermore, to power the whole house from a solar generator with a backup time of 1-2 hours the minimum battery needed is 2,00Wh. Learn more about solar for a house.


Maximum two numbers of expandable batteries can be connected to these solar generators and each battery has a capacity of 200 Ah or 300 Ah.


Moreover, the cool thing about these extended batteries is that you can buy more than two extended batteries and keep them spare backup after fully charging. However, don’t forget to check unused batteries every two months since these batteries have a shelf life of 3-6 months.


However the lifespan of solar panels is 8 times higher than batteries, hence it is preferable to choose higher solar input capacity over additional batteries.

Battery Type: Lithium batteries are used in solar generators to make them light in weight. Furthermore, there are two types of lithium batteries used in solar generators, that is LPF and NMC. NCM is one of the newest members of the lithium battery family. However, studies show that its performance is lower than LPF batteries.


LPF batteries have a 3.5 times higher charge cycle than NCM batteries. Here, one charge cycle is equal to the charging of the battery followed by 80% depth of discharge. Furthermore, an LPF battery has a charge cycle of 3500, however, NCM batteries have a charge cycle of 800.


However, LPF batteries are heavier than NCM batteries, hence brands like Jackery prefer LPF batteries over NCM to keep their solar generator lightweight.


AC Input Rating: The AC input rating of a 2,000 Watt Solar generator varies for different make and models. Its AC input rating varies from 500 Watts to 1,800 Watts. A low AC input rating means a high time of charging and high AC input means a low charging time.


To reduce the price and keep the profit high, some solar generator manufacturers reduce the rating of AC charging circuits. Hence, different manufacturers have different ratings of AC input power.


PV Input Rating: Most of the 2,000 Watt and above-rated solar generators have a PV input capacity of 1,200 to 1,500 watts. And this limits the amount of power it can generate during power outages. Furthermore, if you are living in a state with low sunshine time you may struggle with charging the batteries of a solar generator due to lower PV input capacity.


However, BULETTI makes AC300 have a PV input capacity of 2,400Watt and this feature of AC300 makes it one of the most suitable solar generators for off-grid living. You can learn more about solar generators for off-grid living from here.


Output Ports: The number of output ports for a 2,000 Watt solar generator varies from 12 to 18. However, the quantity of output ports doesn’t increase the useability of solar generators and also there is not much difference between the number of output ports for this range of solar generators.


Cost per Wh: The Cost per Wh of a 2,000 Watt of solar generator varies from 0.7$ to 1.6$. Here, Wh refers to Watt Hour which defines the backup capacity of the solar generator. Furthermore, among all the different manufacturers, BULETTI has the lowest price per Wh.


 

Top 2000 Watt solar generators, you can buy today.

#1 Jackery Explorer 2000 [Editor Choise]

#2 Bluetti ACP200 Max

#3 EcoFlow Delta max

#4 Bluetti EP500




Jackery Explorer 2000 is our top pick for 2000 watt solar generator, due to its lightweight, high PV, and AC input capacity which makes it the most suitable solar generator for both campaignings as well as for home backup.


However, it has some drawbacks like lithium NCM battery, which is light in weight but also low in charge cycle as compared to Lithium LPF batteries. Furthermore, it did not have a 30A RV port, instead, it have three numbers of 18A AC ports. Moreover, its counterpart Bluetti ACP200 Max has all these features but low PV input capacity and is 8 kg heavier than Jackery 2000.


Jackery 2000 comes with a 2,160 Watt Li-NCM battery, which can power your appliances for hours. You can fully charge it within 2 hours with its 18,00-watt AC input capacity or within 2.5 hours with its 1200-watt solar panels. Moreover, you can use solar generators while charging them, and with Jackery 2000’s high PV input capacity, you can use it the whole day without worrying about running out of power. In fact, you can fully charge it two times in 5 hours of sunshine.



Jackery 2000, didn’t have an extended battery option, however, remember that solar panels have 8 times higher lifespan than batteries, hence always going with solar panels instead of additional batteries.


So, if you are looking for a 2,000-watt solar generator for your next family trip, which can also be used for home backup during a power outage, then JACKERY 2000 should be your top choice.



 

2. Bluetti ACP200Max [Best under $1,600]


BLUETTI ACP200Max earns its place at the second spot of the 2000 Watt solar generators due to its LPF battery, better technology, lowest cost per Wh [Watt hour], highest expendable battery capacity, and widest range of output ports. Although ACP200Max is more advance than its sibling ACP200P.


It doesn’t have a 240V AC output port, but it still has sufficient numbers of output ports to power all electronics. It also comes with an Aviation cable so that you can run your RV appliance with its 30A Aviation port.


It comes with an inbuilt battery of capacity 2,048Wh and you extend its backup capacity up to 8,0192Wh with two numbers of extended batteries. However, these extended batteries need to be brought separately.

AC Inverter Rating

​2,200 Watt

Surge Power

4800 Watt

​AC Input Rating

500 Watt

PV Input Rating

900 Watt

Output ports

13 Numbers

Weight

28.1 kg (61.9 lbs)

Price


ACP200Max also has a lower version called AC200P. AC200P is cheaper than its ACP200 Max and also lacks some features that include wireless connectivity.


However, AC200P is now available for $1,299 only, check out other offers on Bluetti's website. In fact, AC200P is the best 2,000 Watt solar generator you can get under $1,299.

 


EcoFlow Delta Max is in the 3rd Position in the top 2000Watt solar generator range.

The reason why it losses to Bluetti ACP200Max is due to its lower expandable capacity as well as a lower charge cycle. However, it has higher AC input as well as higher inverter capacity than Bluetti ACP200Max.


It comes with an inbuilt battery capacity of 2,016 Wh and its price per Wh is equal to its counterpart. You can power your appliances with its 12 numbers output ports, which also include 6 numbers AC output ports.

AC Inverter Rating

2,400 Watt

Surge Power

5,000 Watt

AC Input Rating

1,800 Watt

PV Input Rating

900 Watt

Output Ports

​12 Numbers

Weight

​21 kg (48lbs)

Price

 


BLUETTI EP500 is another solar generator from BLUETTI that ranked in our list of top 2000Watt solar generators. It has the highest AC input rating, which makes it the fastest-charging solar generator in this range.


It also has one of the highest ratings of PV input which makes it one of the most suitable solar generators for off-grid living. However, it doesn't have battery expandability and has the highest price per Wh in its range.


Furthermore, It also has the highest number of output ports, which included a 30A RV port and a wireless charging pad. Besides all these features it has a weight of 76 kg [167lbs] which makes it more difficult to carry on rocky ways and on small boats.

AC Inverter Rating

2,000 Watt

Surge Power

4,800 Watt

AC Input Rating

6,000 Watt Max

PV Output Rating

2,400 Watt

Output Ports

18 Numbers

Weight

​76 kg (167lbs)

​Price

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