Wind Energy Discussions
Roof-mounted devices, turbines in your back garden and wind farms.
Some of our members have recently started logging their KWh output on a monthly basis in a shared Google Spreadsheet.
Follow that link above to take a look at the data directly - the auto-generated legend on the charts themselves is unfortunately a bit too small to read.
If you'd like to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what your Google account email address is so we can add you.
The raw data is also available as a .CSV download.
Note to contributors - please continue to input your data via Google's Spreadsheet as normal, don't attempt to modify the .CSV and re-upload it - you'll overwrite any changes made by other people.
Display pop-up Google Chart in a new window:
Latest: 2008-04-22 10:24:37
I have just posted this on the SMA web site and await a response
"On the Windy boy you clearly want a short T Start(10s) and a longer T Stop (300s) to maximise output.
Latest: 2008-04-14 13:13:59
I have just been filling in my yearly return and see that they have cut the amount they pay for exported units down to 10p!!
Needing any info from Fortis Montana users
Latest: 2008-03-28 20:43:47
What sort of insurance is available for a domestic Wind Turbine?
Latest: 2008-03-26 17:46:12
Church and wind turbine
Latest: 2008-03-16 09:05:26
Hello to every one,Is there anyone out there with any knowledge or opinion on this machine?
Their website is a little short on actual photographic detail and as with all new developements there is nothing in the way of user feedback.
Im told it is basically the Mistral type beefed up.
Latest: 2008-03-02 13:07:34
What would generate 65000kw?
Latest: 2008-02-01 16:44:51
Sadly the garage where my inverter and control box live is falling down. I am going to have to move the inverter.
Just saw an intriguing new roof mounted turbine that uses ducting to increase wind speeds.
Latest: 2008-01-26 02:40:39
We installed two Skystreams from Southwest Windpower.
Latest: 2008-01-25 21:07:40
Proven 6KW connected to 3 phase electric on 3 inverters?
Latest: 2007-12-23 11:43:48
Pro's and Con's of buying a Proven wind turbine?
Latest: 2007-12-18 10:32:15
What are the power requirements to harness natural power
Latest: 2007-12-14 16:32:50
The Irish Government puts us to shame in terms of the resources it provides for people wanting to find out about the average wind speeds in their area.
Latest: 2007-12-14 16:04:03
Combining wind sources to create enough power
Latest: 2007-11-29 20:19:43
Over the weekend I visited the Shorne Country Park, and sadly their 15kw machine was not working!
Latest: 2007-11-26 16:07:54
Peter's post about his experience installing and using his Bergey Excel 10kW turbine has been moved from here into his brand new blog on this site.
Latest: 2007-11-23 16:28:00
Anyone have an opinion on this approach to wind turbine technology?
I can't find any performance figures on their website, and although there's a YouTube video of the thing in action, the commentary is in Swedish.
Latest: 2007-11-14 08:51:47
As anyone who owns a wind turbine will tell you they turn almost all the time but only start generating at a set wind speed. In my case when it is outputting over 255volts.
Latest: 2007-09-25 12:45:07
Explosion, smoke and sparks after 14 hours of production.
Readers might be interested in a recent decision in a Green Belt area of the Calder Valley. The Inspector gave significant weight to pps22. The decision notice is attached. My own appeal is likely to be determined by the end of November
Latest: 2007-08-24 10:31:01
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Latest: 2007-06-25 11:34:12
Do the figures stack up
Latest: 2007-05-13 11:12:49
DTI (Darling) announcement 09/05/2007 10:50
Details of the Press Release can be found below. Apparently more detail on the new application process is available at http://www.lowcarbonbuildings.org.uk.
Latest: 2007-04-27 13:13:25
Poured Foundations last Saturday