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UMM.. One quick question... why two house banks. You'll generally be better off with one large house bank, rather than two smaller house banks.
Also, why do you have a mixed voltage system? It would be far simpler to have an all 12V system.
You should probably have a charge controller of some sort. Most wind generators will require one specifically designed for wind generators that can provide braking current to the wind generator when the generator starts to go too fast. Most solar panels will generally require one to be working at their highest efficiency... usually a MPPT-type charge controller will give you the best results there.
As for the two alternators and the generator, they should probably be going through a charge controller of some sort, to prevent them from overcharging and killing the batteries.
One thing that you don't mention is the size of the various banks, and what type of batteries you're using for them.
You really haven't given enough information to get a really useful response.
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