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The generator component produces electricity. The energy stored in a fuel is converted into electrical power.

The generator component can be viewed as a special case of a cogenerator, however, it does not produce any usable heat. Polysun takes advantage of this comparability. Thus, you can refer to the documentation for the cogenerator in chapter cogenerator when referring to a generator. The only exception is the heat-specific functionality, of course.

Polysun can simulate generators with fixed power and with power modulation. To implement a generator with fixed power, the maximum and minimum power parameters need to be equal, meaning having the same value. For dynamic generators the values for maximum and minimum power parameters have to be different. Polysun calculates the start-up phase of a Diesel generator as a time-lag of eight to ten seconds.