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Posted by danny burstein on September 27, 2012, 3:35 am

speaking of which, can anyone point to a simple and strightforward
chart that compares, to pick a reasonable size, the efficiencies
of the different options for a one megawatt generator?

Basically im looking for how much of the theoretical
thermal energy from the fuels actually comes out
the generator side as electricty.

- gas turbine, internal combustion, and at this
  size we could look at steam boilers, too, I'd guess.

I figured this would be a simple search but I ain't finding
anything useful.


- note that I'm NOT, at this point, thinking about the
  extra pseudo-efficiency from "cogenerating" and using
  the waste heat for, well, heating...

THanks again

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Posted by Vaughn on September 27, 2012, 12:03 pm
On 9/26/2012 8:47 PM, jag wrote:

The very best way is to connect to the grid and allow your utility to do
it for you.  Beyond that, until you tell us more about what you wish to
accomplish, any answer you get here will likely be useless to you.

Garbage in >>> Garbage out


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