If your family is anything like mine, you love a good hands-on project that helps the environment and saves the piggy bank some harm. And building a solar generator of your own, from a kit or pieces you purchase separately, is one of those great projects you can do at home. And, if your kids are old enough, they can even help with some of the steps. Fossil fuels are more likely to cause fires or leak on the ground or around the generator exposing your family and pets to danger. That means you can quickly put to use that power for emergencies, standard use around the home or RV, et cetera.