SOS Électricien Montréal

Generators Installation & Sales in Montreal

A generator independently converts fossil fuels (fuel oil/petrol) into electrical energy. In other words, it’s a generator. This type of alternative to electricity is available for sale at SOS Électricien Montréal. We also carry out the installation to ensure smooth operation. Find out what you need to know about these devices and our services.

The electric generator

The electric generator is usually used as a secondary power source in homes, commercial buildings, industries and institutions. It powers electrical appliances and provides lighting for the area.

This device therefore serves as a back-up option to ensure business recovery/continuity in the event of a power failure. However, it can also completely replace electricity in areas where it is not accessible.

What are the advantages of a generator over a solar panel?


The biggest advantage of a generator over a solar panel is performance. The generator operates stably, regardless of the weather.

However, on cloudy days or in winter, the solar panel’s performance decreases to a greater or lesser extent. In general, you should opt for a large installation to ensure that all the devices work properly, even in bad weather.

The price

The cost of the solar panel, its accessories and installation is very high. The electric generator, on the other hand, is affordable and suitable for almost any budget. As far as durability is concerned, this depends above all on the maintenance of the appliances.

In any case, the generator offers interesting value for money, especially if you use it as a back-up device.

What are the disadvantages of the generator?

The electric generator requires maintenance around twice a year. For this, you need to call in a qualified professional. It’s worth remembering, however, that solar panel batteries also need regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly.

What’s more, the use of a generator can be costly when power cuts are common, not least because of the cost of fuel. Solar energy is completely free when available.

Generator or solar panel: which to choose? Our advice

In our opinion, it’s ideal to have both devices, whether you have access to electricity or not. It’s always convenient to be able to choose the most economical alternative depending on the weather or the performance you’re looking for at the time.

This option would be expensive, however, and having both pieces of equipment is not always necessary. Here’s our advice on choosing the right devices for you.

When to choose a generator

The generator is more economical when power cuts are not very frequent in your area. This is generally the case in most regions of the province of Montreal. Installation costs are lower and fuel costs are lower.

We also recommend a generator if you need stable power at all times. This is usually the case for industrial buildings or hospitals, where all the machines have to run without interruption. The generator is also the device we recommend if you live in an area where the weather is often cloudy and the sun rarely appears in winter.

When should you choose a solar panel?

We especially recommend solar panels for homes. However, commercial buildings or offices located in areas where power cuts are frequent can also choose this option.

It would also be more economical in places where electricity is not available. Nevertheless, we feel that the generator remains a more prudent option.

Why call on SOS Electricien Montréal for your project?

We provide you with high-quality, high-performance, long-lasting equipment. The installation is also carried out by a competent, qualified and reliable master electrician. In short, we are committed to providing you with the best services at a reasonable price.

Experienced technicians are on hand to design the right electrical circuit for your new building and make the corresponding electrical connections. They work on all types of building: industrial, institutional, commercial or residential. We also install outdoor and indoor lighting, spa and pool lighting, heating systems and electric vehicle charging stations.

Benefit from the expertise of home automation specialists if you’re interested in smart homes or offices. Last but not least, we offer an emergency electrical service in the event of an incident. Don’t hesitate to call on our qualified electricians for all your construction, renovation or repair projects. The Canadian Electrical Code requires all installations to be carried out by a professional.