Stand-by generator search
I am looking to install a stand-by generator in the next couple months. When I built the house I put in a separate sub panel with all the loads that I want to power with the generator. I have geothermal, so pretty much all electric. I am looking for a nat gas unit between 30 and 39 kw.
I have looked at Kohler and Generac. I like the generac QuietSource 36kw unit very much... BUT, it lacks the automation that the Kohler units have... ie. the ethernet interface and PC software that gives you monitoring, control and alerting of issues... also looks like they show an iPhone app on their web site, but I can't find any proof of that. Teh Kohler units only come in 30kw and then jump into the 40s.
I called Generac and they said they have no such interface... and none planned.
My question is... are there any other models in the range I am looking for that have this automation? For those of you with Generac units, does it have any capabilities or interfaces to get data from the controller?
I'd also like to hear from anyone who has looked at these models (or others) or owns a Kohler unit.
Any advice would be appeciated.