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Home Generator – Selecting a Home Generator

Selecting and Installing a Home Generator


Home Generators for Alternative Power

In some locations a generator may be used as the main source of electrical power, or a generator may be used to supplement another source of alternative power. Which ever may be the case, a location for the generator must be defined so that conduits may be provided with respect to the fuel supply. Depending on the location and the desire to enclose these systems a power shed may be constructed which will contain all the accessory components of the alternative power system. The design and type of structure should be done with a permit and applicable inspections.

Using Home Generators

If a home is equipped with an alternative source of power, such as a solar panel system, then it would be best to schedule running major home appliances during the off-peak hours or prime usage periods of the day. When participating in a net-metering program the producer of electricity can benefit well by making alternative power available to the electrical utility grid during the peak-hours of the day when the cost of electricity is the greatest.

Some alternative energy systems produce enough power to enable the consumer to be totally off the main utility grid, which may help avoid paying energy production fees.

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