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Diesel/Gas Co-Generation Power Plant Calculator

An auto-start Generator incorporated with a Solar array and Battery bank can replace the need for the State power grid, But the key point is if your Solar does not fully charge your battery before Sunset, the fuel cost to generate the additional energy to charge a battery bank after Sunset, if the battery system is not large enough to supply the overnight consumption.

We recomend Using an automatic started 3.5kW Generator for just 60minutes (or less) produces 5kW of power to put into the Battery bank.  This is the smart way to use a Generator, and reduce what would normally be Power purchased from the State Grid, this should only happen very late or early in the morning, until the Solar system starts generation power in the morning.

The Calculator below is set to Charge 1x 5.2kWh LiFePo4 Battery Bank using Hybrid Inverters Charge-controller. 

 Change Inputs:

NB: These calculations assume 80% load on engine.

Below figures compares a standard Diesel engine using OptiBlend Technology's.

 (Your) Fuel Cost 

 (UK gallon = 4.54609 litres)

 (US gallon = 3.78541 litres)

Set the above "What-if" fuel cost field to less than the Actual fuel cost, to see fuel savings figures!

(#Benchmark) Retail Diesel Cost 

Bio-Gas or Natural-Gas ? 

Australia NG prices are currently excessively priced to be beneficial.

Genset Capacity 

 Large commercial Businesses use upwards of 350kWh of energy per day.

Genset Usage 

Operating Time: 24hrs x 365 day =8,760 hours or operation per year.

 System Fuel Usage:

Total

Fuel

Cost

per Hour

Energy

 Production 

Cost per

kWh

Energy

Supply

kWh

Day

Energy

Supply

kVA

Day

WVO/

Diesel

litres

Hour

WVO/

Diesel

litres

Week

WVO/

Diesel

litres

Month

WVO/

Diesel

litres

Year

Natural

Gas

(m3)

Hour

Natural

Gas

(m3)

Week

Natural

Gas

(m3)

Month

 Standard diesel engine. $ $      
 Standard diesel engine with OptiBlend kit. $ $

For modeling purposes a standard Diesel engines BSFC fuel efficiency figures are used. 

 

 System Fuel Operating Costs:

 

#Benchmark standard engine Monthly Fuel Cost $ 

 

#Benchmark standard engine Yearly Fuel Cost $ 

(Your)

Daily

Fuel

Cost

(Your)

Weekly

Fuel

Cost

(Your)

Monthly

Fuel

Cost

(Your)

Yearly

Fuel

Cost

(Your)

Monthly

Fuel

Savings

(Your)

Yearly

Fuel

Savings

Run

Time

HRS

 Week 

Run

Time

HRS

 Month 

Run

Time

HRS

 Year 

 Standard diesel engine. $ $ $ $ $ $
 Standard diesel engine with OptiBlend kit. $ $ $ $ $ $

A Negative amounts in Savings fields, indicates the What-if price is set higher than the Actual Fuel cost. 

Australian Natural gas (NG) is measured in units of m3, 1m3 NG=37.79310 MJ/L multiplied by your $MJ rate. Australian residential rate is $0.033MJ.

To convert MJ into $, divide MJ by 37.79310 (1MJ=1m3), this will give you the NG Rate your pay.

Diesel also has =37.79310 MJ of energy per litre, exactly the same as Natural Gas.

NB: The WVO costs shown in above drop down list are actual costs based on filter cost and Free WVO using existing treatment methods.

Recent and growing popularity of storing power in modern type batteries open up the opportunity to quickly charge these battery by using a generator. When you replace Diesel (petrochemical) with New or filtered waste vegetable oil (SV/WVO) you are actively reducing greenhouse gasses by up to 75% and NOx by some 16%, even waste automatic transmission oil and engine oil can be treated and used as fuel.

Important: Please note that the amounts and estimates shown above, can changed to actual market rates, and are used for symbolic estimation purpose only.  The actual figure depends on lots of issues including quality of raw fuel(s), power conditions, operational temperature, altitude and others.  These amounts and figures should be considered as example only, if used as an actual return to investment!

 
 
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