This IS indeed 1/2mi from the nearest neighbor and there are things called sound enclosures + shed? This isn't some 3600rpm home depot generator. It's a giant genset built for continuous use that will be located in it's own shed on a trailer.Have you done the math on fuel usage to feed a generator this size?it will be 3 to 4 times the cost of electric from a power co if not more.plus a geny that size will be loud as hell and unless you are a long ways from any neighbors someone will call and complain . just putting it out there before you waste time reseaching generators.your loads will need to be balanced real close or you will have early gen failure.
In michigan i get natural gas for next to nothing and its still triple the price of power from a pole and that is on the high side @ 13 cents per kwh.
Also you definitely aren't from california. We get charged in tiers. Highest tier is 300% above baseline and baseline is about $100/month most places in so cal so I will automatically be in the 300% zone. This means up to 21c/kwh for most of the year.
500kwh daily usage x 30 days = 15,000kwh monthly usage
electric: 15,000 x .21 = 3150, i said ~3000 in the OP so yes... I did do the math long before I made this thread.
Generators 1/4 1/2 3/4 full load
40kw 1.6 2.3 3.2 4.0gph
60kw 1.8 2.9 3.8 4.8gph
$3.75/gal x 3.5gph avg x 12hrs x 30 days = 4725/mth
+ 500/mth or less for 6hrs of the 3 veg lights + overnight fans = 5225 vs 3150, not even double.
It's a pretty simple answer about mono cropping. You use the same amount of ferts and have the same rh and the same canopy height the list goes on. I'm not saying you can't do it but your wanting to do it a hard and inefficient.
Did you care to read about the fact I'm using 1 light per plant 6 lights per cycle and that most people use 6 lights for their entire grow. In what part of the grow will I be "inefficient" assuming I spend no extra time on the perpetual vs mono cropping. If it was the "right" way it wouldn't be called mono cropping, it would be called how to grow. It's not, many professional growers use veg and flower rooms. I haven't seen any math or evidence to prove your point of, "well if you don't do it this way it won't be the best it can be". Please tell me what is harder.
Pretty sure @sixstring just game, point, and matched us all lol. Sorry to be an ass but you are a dreamer not a doer @SoCalKind1
Ask tlc La how thier perpetual grow is going lolol
The cost will be 50-75% more than straight electric - not "3-4x". the numbers you all pull out of your ass like the "10%" is utterly mind boggling when the only thing you are backing it up with is, "good luck bro" and "lol's".
Find me 1 person who isn't a "doer" that is ready to invest 35k in grow equipment and in the process of building out a property specifically to do so with another 30k. I don't even understand why people take the time to make such bs comments that aren't about the grow design and components which I was asking for feedback about but rather whether I should do perpetual which wasn't even something that I put up for debate.
I see the downfalls of mono cropping. I see how it would seem easier to mono crop as far as logistics but I thrive in complexity and see no math that proves your mono crop or die philosophy compounded with the fact I have seen so many pro grows that utilize veg + flower rooms. To each their own but I'm not shitting on your mono crop preference I see no reason why you would shit on perpetual without showing any math other than, "25%, fine lets say 10%". Especially when I clearly listed and showed each light and canopy being separate from one another with no components, nutes, etc being shared by other cycles.