|PortaDyne - The Value Proposition|
Often, PortaDyne units are used in place of traditional Diesel- or gasoline-powered generators. While the initial purchase price of a PortaDyne is higher,
the long term costs are much lower, and the benefits are much higher.
Consider the following comparison of a PortaDyne versus a diesel genset in a typical application. Click Here to view a more detailed comparison.
|This particular example application is the provision of electrical power to a remote community for :|
|Lifetime||will need replacement after 5 years|
at least 20 years
|no extra purchases, shipping, installation|
|Cost of Fuel||at today's prices, about 10 times the cost of a PortaDyne ( perhaps double again as fuel prices increase )||zero||enormous savings|
|Shipping Fuel||depending on location, shipping the fuel to the site can cost as much as the fuel itself||zero||additional enormous savings|
|Theft of Fuel||depending on location, 5% to 30% of the fuel will be lost to theft||zero||no fuel to steal, another saving|
|Oil Changes||gensets require oil changes every 250 hours or so - over the lifetime, this could easily exceed the total cost of a PortaDyne||zero||this one item offsets the cost of the PortaDyne|
|Maintenance||regular maintenance is required at frequent intervals|
maintenance is more seldom and less expensive
|much lower maintenance costs|
|noise||can be noisy unless expensive 'hush covers' added||very quiet||would you like to sleep near a diesel generator ?|
|air pollution||even well-maintained diesels emit noxious pollutants||zero||protection of the environment|
In this scenario, a PortaDyne unit delivers electricity for less than one-tenth the cost per kiloWatthour and is environmentally responsible.
The savings realized will depend on the type of load supported and the geographical location, but PortaDyne will always be a much more financially and environmentally responsible choice.