I am making a senior project at Wayne State University in Detroit. My project will use a 300W solar panel to supply power to a 50W load and a 250W pump. I
The PV will will run through a regulator to a battery. The power will go from the battery to DC/AC Inverter. The AC will then power the load and the pump. The pump will take water from a 55 gal drum (A) and cycle it to another 55 gal drum (B).
When the battery power drops below 12.1V a valve will open in drum B and take the water to to a turgo runner connected to an alternator. The alternator will supply the power to the system until the battery voltage reaches 12.7V, when the valve will close.The water will go back into drum A after it powers the alternator.
Can I wire the AC voltage from the alternator directly to AC voltage from the invertor? Do I need a regulator of some sorts? How can make sure I don't blow the load and pump? Do you see any flaws or problems?
Thank You for any and all help.