The Kubota GL-6000 diesel generator can be incorporated into an existing off-grid solar system as a backup power source if your energy demands are higher than usual or your battery storage is almost depleted from a lack of solar generation.
Depending on your existing solar equipment, the generator will recharge the batteries and provide power to your house directly at the same time.
The Kubota GL-6000 diesel generator is recommended for households of 4 or 5 people without forgoing modern comforts such as air conditioning. The Kubota GL-6000 is capable of running at a sustained load for 12+ hours which is more than enough to get you through the night, and charge up your solar batteries.
|Output Kwh||5.5 kW||6.0 kw||8.0 kW|
|Noise||82 Db||65 Db||67 Db|
|Weight||102 Kg||235 Kg||280 Kg|
|Tank Size||5.5 Liters||2.2 Liters||3.4 Liters|
|Cooling Type||Air Cooled||Water Cooled||Water Cooled|
Diesel generators are relatively low maintenance compared to petrol generators, they can be left on standby for month after month and will kick into gear when they are needed. The fuel does not deteriorate and the motors last much longer.
High availability of diesel where off-grid power is required, such as farms and mining operations. Because diesel is the most common fuel to be delivered, it makes sense to have your generator use the same fuel as your vehicles, machinery and other equipment.
If your energy demands are regularly greater than your solar generation, to a point of the generator being used on a nightly basis to make up the difference then it’s more cost effective to add additional solar panels or increase your battery storage capacity. Taking capital costs into consideration plus fuel to run a generator, it’s about $1.60 per kwh compared to just 20 cents per kilowatt hour of the latest solar hardware.
If you’d like to get a free on-site audit by an off grid solar specialist, please contact us today. We will find the most cost effective means of meeting your energy demands.