Hello all! So, my father works as a general contractor (I would work for him over the summers during high school). Being that we live in some what of a rural area, for some of our jobs we would be limited to bringing a gasoline powered generator to run all of our electrical needs until we were able to hook up to the electrical grid. With it being summer (here in the US) and it being my first summer not doing work for my dad, it got me thinking how much money was put into that generator with repairs and gasoline over the summer (last year in particular). Plus, how in some cases it would set him back. I am going into my sophomore year of college this up coming fall in a degree in engineering science (so I am lacking the knowledge in electricity for now to completely answer this question, and I wanted to hear from some actual electrical engineers on this question.). Anyways, do you think its possible to build a cost effective solar powered generator that could meet the electrical needs to say, at max power an air compressor? Or say anything in the ~2000 watts range? I have looked up to see if generators like these exist and they are quite costly compared to their gasoline/diesel cousins. I apologize if this is a silly question. Thank you so much!