I recommend using solar energy because it it affordable and will save you money on your electricity bill, and, in turn, you will be saving the planet of the pollution you would otherwise be creating.
I bought the XPower Powerpack Solar 400 by Xantrex, at Canadian Tire. Actually, I bought three. First of all, I was really happy to see it was on sale for 89$ CAN, instead of 179$ or something like that. I bought 2 for us (my boyfriend and I), then went back and got another one for my cousin – she asked me to go get her one when I told her about it.
I have used it so far to power my laptop. And will be using it to power small appliances like blender, coffee grinder, coffee maker, toaster oven (if it doesn’t use too much energy – you have to be careful for that), food dehydrator, the cats’ litter box (I have a Bionaire Odor Grabber Litter Box), the juicer, popcorn popper, bread maker, rice maker, dehumidifier (again, if it doesn’t take too much energy to power), air purifier, also to recharge my cell phone, hair trimmer, and sooo much more.