We continue to develop resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. See COVID-19 initiatives on Appropedia for more information.

Electric generator

From Appropedia
(Redirected from Electricity generator)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A electricity generator, electrical generator, engine-generator, generator-set or gen-set is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy (electricity), generally using electromagnetic induction (by means of a alternator or dynamo). The source of the mechanical energy used to generate the electricity may be a heat, pneumatic or electric motor, a wind turbine, human or animal labour, the sun, or the ocean.

The reverse conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy is done by a motor. A heat engine and alternator/dynamo assembly that is also used to provide heat (for space heating) is called a "combined heat and power system".

A wood gas generator with thermal energy recovery (via a stirling motor) can allow up to 70% of the thermal energy of the burning of wood to be used. A system like this works by using 2 separate electricity generators (1 on the IC-engine, another on the Stirling engine)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Aprologo-shiny-clearest.png This page is a "stub" - it needs more content.

You are invited to add your knowledge.

No registration needed - just edit.
We monitor for spam and to keep these pages improving.