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Posted by SteveC on October 5, 2008, 1:21 am
looking to buy a generator to power my whole house, off grid.  My current
power needs are about the highest is 47kwh/day down to about 22kwh/day,
average about 32kwh/day.

Would this generator handle my power needs?


Steve Cornick

Posted by Vaughn Simon on October 5, 2008, 1:09 am

   The short answer to your question is that we don't have enough information to
answer your question.  For a start, why don't you Google around for some
generator sizing guides like this one
and see what kind of answers you get?  After you have done a bit of homework,
come back here and we can discuss your findings.

Also, define "off grid".  Do you expect this generator to power your house
24/7/52 or is it just for standby use?  There is a huge difference!


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Will poofread for food.

Posted by SteveC on October 5, 2008, 2:38 am
 Off Grid, means that the power needs of the house will come from the
generator first, then if needed, take from the power company.



Posted by (PeteCresswell) on October 5, 2008, 1:07 pm
 Per SteveC:

That seems to imply that the power company's electric would be
available at least most of the time.

What's the rationale for running a gennie with it's very high
cost per kilowatt hour instead of using the power company's
product at a much lower cost?

Or is the power company's per KWHR cost very high?

Posted by SteveC on October 5, 2008, 2:13 pm
 Going to run BioDiesel in the Generator, so cost per kwh will be low.

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