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240vdc to 240vac power generation ? Answered

I’m curious as to why most wind turbines and solar panel inverters generally range from 12-48vdc why cant it just be generated at 240vdc and convert that into 240vac? My understanding is that higher voltage means less current therefore less resistance and heat produced, resulting in a more efficient system. I always hear about inverters generating a lot of heat under load. Does anyone know if this is possible? I'm looking into building a wind turbine to feed power back into the grid, but the cost of inverters are making it an unfeasible project.

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Very few DIY systems have the capacity to generate 240 vac in a usable quantity.  Most systems generate 12-48 volts and can charge a battery bank over time.

Most systems will not continually generate power so without batteries to charge there will be no power in the down time.

Maintaining a system genning 48 volts is very much safer than working on a 240vac system.

There are  lots of off the shelf parts, systems, designs and info available on low volt systems.

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ARJOON
ARJOON

Answer 10 years ago

and also the size of coils would have to be much bigger therefore making the generator bigger, more expensive and heavier

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

All good answers, adding up to "It's simpler, easier, cheaper, and generally more practical."