Electricity for remote off grid barn

AJ123

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Mixed Farmer
Location
South east
Have an old barn in the middle of the farm, long Way from any grid power cables, I would like to have an electricity supply so I can use the shed for more myself or possibly let out for non agri uses.

No huge requirements, it’s not a grain store so won’t be running fans or anything. I would like 3 phase though to keep the option of alternative use open. Is a generator a viable long term option? I haven’t had a connection quote back yet but I’m guessing it will be huge.

If using a generator is the Internal wiring the same and then plug it in where the mains would otherwise come in?

Are generators feasible to work with heat pumps? They are a constant low requirement, not sure that fits well with a generators efficient zone?
presumably a modern setup can kick it in and out automatically when needed?

Last question, how do I know what size I need?
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Have an old barn in the middle of the farm, long Way from any grid power cables, I would like to have an electricity supply so I can use the shed for more myself or possibly let out for non agri uses.

No huge requirements, it’s not a grain store so won’t be running fans or anything. I would like 3 phase though to keep the option of alternative use open. Is a generator a viable long term option? I haven’t had a connection quote back yet but I’m guessing it will be huge.

If using a generator is the Internal wiring the same and then plug it in where the mains would otherwise come in?

Are generators feasible to work with heat pumps? They are a constant low requirement, not sure that fits well with a generators efficient zone?
presumably a modern setup can kick it in and out automatically when needed?

Last question, how do I know what size I need?
Check out CHP on here
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
When assessing the size of a generator always go a lot larger than seems necessary if you are running motors. Most motors have a much higher start up load , up to 3 times , than running load.
Most generators will be just plug and play if you get what I mean
 

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