Backyard Wood Powered Generator

Free electricity? Free heat? Yep, you can have both with a wood powered generator.



070 Wood Powered Generator - 1 main view
Our miniature wood powered generator should provide all the electricity—and heat—our maintenance shop requires.
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070 Wood Powered Generator - 2 generator
The engine-and-generator package isn't much different from any other ... except that it burns scrap wood. A water-cooled exhaust manifold extracts heat that normally would be wasted. 
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070 Wood Powered Generator - 3 control panel
A control panel tracks the alternator's output. 
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070 Wood Powered Generator - 4 wood gasifiers
Scrap wood chunks are consumed in the gasifers.
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070 Wood Powered Generator - diagram
Diagram shows the gasifier, condenser, alternator, and water tank setup.
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