In Thailand, one community garden is irrigated by an old bike hooked up to a generator run by patients with diabetes.
He left his pistol today in his tiny cabin, where he gets his electricity from solar panels and a generator.
“Sometimes it takes 30 minutes, sometimes five minutes, for the generator to restart and the power to come back on,” he told me.
1640s, "person or thing that generates," from Latin generator "a begetter, producer," agent noun from past participle stem of generare (see generation). Meaning "machine that generates power" first recorded 1794; in sense of "machine that generates electric energy," 1879. Fem. generatrix attested from 1650s.
generator gen·er·a·tor (jěn'ə-rā'tər)
One that generates, especially a machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.