Im scared Im going to either start a fire or damage the PMA so Im thinking if I try to create a giant pitcher(lightbulbs in parallel) that pitcher is goign to be more than I will generate, than all that will happen is maybe some bulbs wont get lit up -- but are you saying the load dictates how fast the generator needs to spin so it will spin harder if it has more load to carry?

It's unlikely you'll start a fire. I doubt you'd damage the alternator.

which kinda means the more load I have, overall bulbs in parallel will reflect the torque needed turn the rotor?

YES! Remember, energy can't be created nor destroyed. It can change form though. You'll be taking mechanical energy, from the rotating shaft, and turning it into electrical energy. The more load (resistance) on the circuit the more torque required to spin the alternator.

I dont grap that concept much -- it confuses me because the blades or the generator dont know in advance how much load they have (do they?) because it just generates power and pushes the current through the voltage...so how will the PMA know that. Or is their some sort of natural resistance that the load creates on the generator that dictates some type of affect on the generator with regards to torque

Again, there is a resistance, the lights are the resistance. No, the blades don't know how much load they have. They just won't spin as fast, or at all, with a heavy load. It's that simple. Less load = faster RPM. More load = slower RPM --- if the load stays constant.

Perhaps making this simpler..can I ask these 2 questions..

if I were to take 10 lightbulbs (1000 Watts) and somehow generate 1500 watts what would happen?

If I was to have 10 lightbulbs, but only generate enough to cover 5 lightbulbs..what would happen?

Some math:

I=E/R. Current (I) = Volts (E) divided by Resistance (R).

P=IE. Power (watts) = Current (amps) times voltage (volts). So, mathematically you can also say that E=P/I.

The resistance of a 100 watt bulb, 120 volt, is about 144 ohms. It's fixed, you can't change that value. Current (I) is a relationship between volts and resistance. If you increase volts, so does the current. The bulbs get brighter. As both volts and current increase, so does the power (watts).

If you were to generate 1500 watts the voltage would have to go up, above 120 volts, using your typical bulb. The ONLY way you can control that is by increasing the current required (adding more bulbs) OR by slowing down the alternator.