(QUESTION:) I was Thinking of Creating a Generator System.... Okay, so I've been thinking about creating a generator system that doesn't reply on a Ful powered engine and to eventually get off of the "grid' completely one day... Also, in the last 4.5 years since we've moved into this house, we've lost power literally about 42 times as I've kept track after counting the first 10 in the first year... Bare with me here now.... I currently have purchased a used 4kW (Rated) Fuel Generator. I would like to mechanically power the generator by an electric motor. I Have an electric motor that I wanted to power the generator with, that pulls 5.4a @ 120v, using a 3:1 pulley ratio to the Generator. To power the electric motor, I wanted to get a DC to AC upconverter that would more than handle the needed wattage of the motor that would be connected to a new 12v Automobile Battery. Now I understand that this would drain the 12v Auto Battery and that is why I wanted to have a second pulley on the motor that would also turn an Alternator to charge the battery. I do understand that I would have to possibly think about a new motor in the future that was large enough to power a larger Generator. As well as keep in mind maintainence on the motor and generator itself (i.e. Bearings, Brushes, Belts, Cables, etc...) Once I accomplish this, I wanted to actually start running the system 24/7 to a panel that I could either link to my Current breaker box via a transfer switch or completely remove the maximum amount of breakers from the houses current box to a new one that I could eventually switch my entire home over to, thus becoming completely free of our local power providers power and cost!!!? I'm looking for some advice on how to accomplish this task in due time, Without the opinions of the inexperienced and pesimistic forum users... Thanks in advance and sorry if that last statement was a bit offensive to anyone. That's not my intension. my intenstion is to realistically make this happen in an economically and safe way... Thanks!