Refrigerators have a huge start up current, but the ones that I have draw less than 200 W once they have started. They do run a lot! I pity the people running generators. My father-in-law ran a whole house generator during a hurricane, spent $300 in propane in three days........ according to him. Just to run our field day effort with a 5 kW load, ran about three dollars an hour in gasoline. So it somewhat fits. Meanwhile, I have eight or 9 kW of solar, make money off of it year in and year out, and have to look out the windows to figure out if the power went out sometimes. We do not have the big air conditioning units running off it yet, but we do have smaller units. Solar is a make money proposition. Generators are a lose money proposition Although my system is not completely RF quiet it is quite reasonable and I manage to run 24hour servers Seller continues to get cheaper and cheaper, and batteries if you don’t use them constantly, are not that much money at all... my neighbors use up most of my access within 300 yards Run power in and out of batteries every day: most expensive electricity!!!