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Connect a wind powered generator, producing AC power, directly to my house? Answered

What is needed to connect a wind powered generator, producing AC power, directly to my house? I've been looking into wind generators that use F&P; Smart Drives. But all of the information I've come across is how to set up a DC system. Based on what I've read, and I'm no electrician, the F&P; Smart Drive should be able to produce enough AC power to reduce my electric bill substantially. I'm hoping to find a list of parts, equipment, or a kit that an electrician would need to complete the AC connection. Thanks in advance

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Dr.Bill (author)2009-05-18

No. First through diodes then a charge controller. Then to battery. Then power an inverter to connect directly to house. No burn down house this way ! Be safe. Buy an electrician.

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NachoMahma (author)2009-05-15

. The problem is that the frequency of an AC generator varies with RPM. Maintaining a steady 60 (or 50) Hz will be very difficult with a windmill. Much easier to generate DC and invert.
. Once you have your AC, all you need is a transfer switch to swap back and forth between the grid and your generator.

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