Fourteen students from Wallenpaupack Area High School in Hawley, Pa., invented a low-voltage generator that harnesses the movement of a boat dock to produce electricity. They came up with the idea to solve a local problem.
In this power-hungry world, people find it unacceptable to lose their connection to electricity. A backup generator can supply peace of mind, bringing home- or business-owners the emergency power they need.
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Small generators can’t handle the load
Generators are commonly installed for buildings or structures requiring emergency systems, legally required standby systems or optional standby power systems. Some generators are located within the building or structure they supply; but, frequently, they are located outside.