Hybrid Car – More Fun with Less Gas

Generator power

register ::  Login Password  :: Lost Password?
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?

http://www.bosstoolsupply.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID21

Thanks.
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
http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/products/generators/content.aspx?asset=gg_wattage  
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!


--
Vaughn

........................................................
Nothing personal, but if you are posting through Google Groups I may not receive
your message.  Google refuses to control the flood of spam messages originating
in their system, so on any given day I may or may not have Google blocked.  Try
a real NNTP server & news reader program and you will never go back.  All you
need is access to an NNTP server (AKA "news server") and a news reader program.
You probably already have a news reader program in your computer (Hint: Outlook
Express).   Assuming that your Usenet needs are modest, use
http://news.aioe.org/  and/or http://www.motzarella.org/  for free, and/or
http://www.teranews.com/  for a one-time $.95 setup fee.  Newsguy,
http://www.newsguy.com/  offers a variety of reasonably priced services.  If you
wish to experiment with real Usenet access, they will give you a free 2-day
trial account.
.........................................................

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.

Steve


http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/products/generators/content.aspx?asset=gg_wattage  


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?
--
PeteCresswell

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



This Thread
Bookmark this thread:
 
 
 
 
 
 
  •  
  • Subject
  • Author
  • Date
please rate this thread