How do you make an electric generator that transforms 30 Mw of mechanical power into 150 kV electricity?
Would the construction be the same for an AC/DC generator (what's the difference between the two?)?
On a side note, what's the difference between an electric generator and an electric motor? Thanks a lot.
Answer by billrussell42
You go to GE or Siemens and buy one. A 30 MW generator is huge. The voltage is irrelevant, it's the power that counts.
Most all large generators are AC, since that is easier, does not require commutators (always a problem) and the AC can be sent to a transformer to generate any voltage needed.
Generators generate electrical power from mechanical power, and motors do the opposite.
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