If you’re looking for a generator to power your small business or commercial building through a power outage, you should do some research on Generac’s commercial generators. Generac has been building generator systems for over 50 years and has been an innovator in the industry for decades. Today, they’re still American run, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin and maintain two commercial lines to meet varying customer needs.
The Generac QuietSource Generator line ranges from 22kW to 48 kW in power and is designed for small business needs. These generators would be a good fit for a restaurant, small grocery store, repair shop, or other small business with energy needs comparable to or not much greater than a large home. QuietSource generators use a liquid-coole d, low speed engine to minimize noise and an aluminum, all-weather cabinet to protect the essential systems.
The Generac Commercial Generator line is designed specifically for the major power needs of big commercial businesses. They are available in sizes as large as 150kW and can power department stores, grocery stores, and other types of major consumer outlets. A generator this powerful makes sure cold goods stay that way in summer or that customers aren’t freezing in winter. Keeping power up in an outage is also a good way to deter crime, an unfortunate side effect of some temporary outages.
What is the difference between an automatic air-cooled generator and an automatic liquid-cooled generator?
The engines! Air-cooled generators come with engines that use fans to force air across the engine for cooling, while liquid-cooled generators use enclosed radiator systems for cooling, similar to an automobile.
Generally, liquid-cooled engines are used on larger kW generators due to the larger engines required for the higher power output.