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Old 23rd December 2021, 06:34 PM
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Any home Generation gurus out there? I'm looking for a grid tie inverter for a waterwheel running an alternator from a lorry. 150amp ant 24 volts. Wheel is quite capable of driving at 2k rpm so 100 amps should be achievable so looking for 2.5 KW inverter. Anyone know of one?
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Old 23rd December 2021, 09:34 PM
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This guy lives off grid and uses photo voltaic, wind, a generator and a water turbine. I follow his blog and if anyone knows about what you are investigating he's the man. Perhaps worth making contact. Good luck

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Thanks Nick,

An interesting blog. From what I can make out he is using a hybrid system. We have solar and want to add hydro. Wind isn't an option as we live in a valley and the prevailing wind just goes over our heads! Our tallest trees rarely move. Having said that we have a southerly at the moment so it's blowing straight up the valley!

I would love to go off grid but in the summer the stream drops to a trickle so will generate little power; but the PV will take over so maybe a battery bank is in order!

Still need mains currently so grid tie is required.
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