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Old 11-18-2008, 06:18 PM   #11
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hmmm

a 5000 wat generator wont run nearly 60% of your house...factor in a fridge and a washer and dryer and that would overload it (or stove, furnace, etc) not to mention you would seen some type of device to limit the output of the generator so it doesnt blow the breaker/fuses on it. (it will try to power all it can) dont forget about current/voltage surges when stuff cycles on and off.

ultra quiet and engine do not belong in the same sentence, hard to have quiet explosions :P

doubt that generator would ever create more than you need and even if it were possible to hook it into the grid they would pay you little to nothing for it.
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It might be possible to use an undersized generator if you use a battery bank on it. When high load items cycle it draws extra from the batteries and when it needs shut down for an hour or so for an oil/filter change the batteries can run the house for a bit.

But, optimally, you do want a generator sized so everything can be run at the same time and you are still at least 20% under the maximum constant running capacity of the generator. As the generator ages its output will drop(even faster if you have to run it at maximum capacity all the time) so you want that overhead.

http://www.kohlerpower.com/residenti...tentNumber=103

Try that, turns out my apartment with everything on would need a 15kW generator. Gross.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:30 PM   #13
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wvo generator

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It might be possible to use an undersized generator if you use a battery bank on it. When high load items cycle it draws extra from the batteries and when it needs shut down for an hour or so for an oil/filter change the batteries can run the house for a bit.

But, optimally, you do want a generator sized so everything can be run at the same time and you are still at least 20% under the maximum constant running capacity of the generator. As the generator ages its output will drop(even faster if you have to run it at maximum capacity all the time) so you want that overhead.

http://www.kohlerpower.com/residenti...tentNumber=103

Try that, turns out my apartment with everything on would need a 15kW generator. Gross.
Please look at the wvo/svo/biodiesel generator demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BQzf...eature=channel
this generator works with waste cooking oil, jatropha oil, castor oil, cooking oil and biodiesel and even waste motor oil.
I already disconnect from the grid at the warehouse for the past two month.

Also look at: the biodiesel stove prototype demonstration, next we will be working on the biodiesel barbecue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDZQUSiT_vg
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I would say run the generator off the grid and also use the heat from the generator to provide heat for your house. If you had a clean sine wave being generated from the generator and connected it to the grid with an adjustable resistive load between the grid and the generator they would syncronize as the load resistance was reduced and that should result in them staying in phase. As the generator was run harder it would be trying to push power into the grid and would get loaded down yet stay in phase but if throttled back then the grid would drive the generator and keep the motor spinning and use power from the grid. You would not want to have the engine seize up and you really want some very good circuit breakers between the grid and the generator. Generally speaking however you would be better off keeping the two separate and maybe invest in some DEEP CYCLE batteries and a efficient inverter and run the diesel to keep the deep cycle batteries charged. That way you have NO down time for power and you can run the generator as a heating system running it harder to charge more and provide more heat on demand. Add a radiator in the house for the coolent from the engine and let the water pump circulate the hot water too.
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