If You've ever thought You could build Your own generator, then
You're probably familiar with the fundamental aspects, mechanisms associated with this invaluable type of equipment.
Obviously, the primary order-of-business is to obtain a thorough understanding of the basic principles, and be able to sufficiently answer the all-important question: how does a generator work?
Given there are literally hundreds—if not thousands—of viable combinations of machinery, it can be an unenviable objective to both learn-and-comprehend the unique intricacies of each.
For example, a solar powered generator functions considerably differently than a vertical wind generator, which, juxtaposed to hydro electric generators, has very little (mechanically) in common.
The underlying constant of the aforementioned power sources is that each is an alternative energy generator, and are relatively far-less common than a conventional, fossil-fuel powered unit.
What this translates to is: If You truly have a desire to build Your own generator, then well-rounded education, and, experience is required to even think about designing a safe, reliable, functional machine.
To the surprise of many to whom we've spoken about this subject, the chief components of electric generators are not overly complex, or, complicated.
(That being said, the manner in which they all collaborate to produce perfect synergy is where the specialized knowledge, education, and manufacturing expertise 'reign supreme.')
The operation of an combustion engine generator typically requires three (3) main parts: Engine, alternator, and power source—i.e., fuel.
This combination is relative to home electric generators, portable gas generators, and even propane powered RV generators.
Thus, 'say' You were a repair-person of used electric generators, and a customer was experiencing issues with several Generac Portable Generators...
Being that You were extensively familiar with Generac Generator Troubleshooting, it would not be difficult to quickly recognize which Generac Generator Parts were needed, and subsequently repair the unit, if possible.
While we all appreciate and are (generally) thankful for competent repairmen, the customer may have very well saved considerable money, if, he was able to first answer the primary question of, how does a generator work?
Again, this scenario only pertains to conventional electric types, and does little to address, e.g., home wind generators, hydro electric generators, or any variety of an alternative energy generator.
One important notion to remember for someone aspiring to build Your own generator, is to insure one's efforts by having ample resources—whether being financial, social, or educational—to offset any difficulty encountered during the arduous process.
(The aforementioned advice is even more apt for those inclined to pursue an alternative, or, solar powered generator.)
With the rapid expansion of the global 'green' movement(s), droves of citizens have become much more 'carbon-foot-print-aware'—and rightly so!
Global Warming is, in fact, a legitimate concern, and has already had tangible effects on our International Climate/Weather Systems.
Without question, Green-House Gases + excessive environmental pollutants have led to the drastic alteration of the Earth's Atmosphere.
In light of the challenges that our planet now faces, if anyone desires to build Your own generator, then it would be a tremendously rewarding investment if it were a solar powered generator.
These units are just that—solar powered—so it alleviates the necessity of emitting yet more fossil fuels into the atmosphere.
A solar powered generator could potentially, over the course of its 'working-life,' save one valuable dollars on the unpredictable costs/instability of petroleum-derived fuels.
DISCLAIMER: As with all matters-of-engineering and manufacturing, the execution of building such complex equipment should only be attempted by adequately trained professionals who are well able to conduct such practices in a safe, regulated environment.
We, Gas-and-Diesel-Engine-Equipment-Guide.com/Affordable Power Equipment.com do not advise, nor, encourage anyone without adequate certification to build Your own generator—under any circumstances/conditions.
The sole purpose of this article is for information-purposes only; we assume absolutely no responsibility for those who fail to accept our advice to NOT attempt to build Your own generator!