Tag: portable generators

An engine-generator is the combination of an electrical generator and an engine (prime mover) mounted together to form a single piece of equipment. This combination is also called an engine-generator set or a gen-set. In many contexts, the engine is taken for granted and the combined unit is simply called a generator.

Onsite Solutions

Onsite Solutions

Hurricane Matthew, as it rolled into Florida and North Carolina, provided the owners of gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores with yet another reminder that even small businesses today need backup power in the form of onsite gensets.

Honda Power Equipment Debuts All-New Open Frame Inverter (OFI) Generators

Honda Power Equipment Debuts All-New Open Frame Inverter (OFI) Generators

The new Honda EB2800i industrial model and EG2800i consumer model expand the company’s portable power offering for light construction and home use applications, delivering more of what Honda generator customers have come to expect: quiet operation, high-quality power, fuel efficiency, and long run times in a lightweight, portable package.

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Business Energy Magazine Returns to Its Roots

Business Energy Magazine Returns to Its Roots

Editor Laura Sanchez announced to her Business Energy readers that the magazine is returning to the title it sported for the first decade of its existence, Distributed Energy. As she explained:
“In 2013, it became Business Energy because, at the time, ‘distributed energy’ was a relatively industry-specific term. However, today’s prevalence

Small But Powerful Portable Energy Sources

Small But Powerful Portable Energy Sources

In the theater, they have a saying, “There are no small parts, only small actors.” Never having performed in front of an audience myself, I can’t speak to the truth of this saying. However, in the power generation industry there really are small players: portable power sources. But they still

Engines and Gensets for Emergencies

Engines and Gensets for Emergencies

With a growing number of severe weather events, power outages are on the rise, notes Kyle Nelson, vertical marketing manager for Generac Power Systems.

Summertime arrives with its notorious slate of challenges, with the Atlantic hurricane season spanning June 1 to November 30, heat waves that tax air-conditioning systems, and the possibility of tornadoes.

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The Power Whisperer

The Power Whisperer

Anyone whose ears have been on the receiving end of a loud, piercing noise, knows that sound pollution is a serious problem. All of us, at one time or another, have had our hearing so assaulted. Sound attenuation is a major concern. In the past few decades there have been

Keeping the Plant Running

Keeping the Plant Running

Disasters such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina have taught water utilities that emergency planning and well-maintained backup systems are critical to limiting the devastating impact of plant failures. But what are the components of a good plan andmaintenance program? We posed that question to water system managers who survived

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