Generator Price Too Much for Some Small Businesses
The price tag of a commercial generator can exceed $50,000, "The Washington Post" reported.
After the June 29 derecho left Chevy Chase Supermarket without power for several days, Jason and Kevin Kirsch, co-owners of the family-run supermarket, tried to save the store's goods by moving them into a refrigerated trailer outside the store, Patch reported.
But, when the trailer's power went out, the goods were all lost. The store's estimated loses were $100,000, Jason Kirsch told The Washington Post.
Still, the Kirsches won't be purchasing an electricity generator for the store—it's too expensive, Jason Kirsch added to The Post.
"The cost for a commercial generator can exceed $50,000," The Post quoted expert Dale Davis as saying. Davis is president of CMI Solar & Electric, a Newark, Del.-based company that serves customers in Maryland, The Post reported.
Commercial generators' large size and loud noise—which could violate some noise ordinances—present additional problems, Davis added to The Post.