Just wanted to update people on where we are with our turbine.
We recently had our garage converted into a wood store and garden storage.
I got my compost bin last spring from a WRAP campaign and have been diligently composting ever since. The effects in reducing the amount of rubbish we produce has been profound, as has the awareness about how much Fruit and Veg we were not eating and simply throwing away. So all in all a really it has proved a really good thing.
Google Earth have got new high-res photos of my area and my 6kw Proven wind turbine is clearly visible.
I am delighted to say that my house is "C" rated and as highly rated as it could reasonably be.
We have recently had the windows in the house changed, and we fitted Energy Savings Trust recommended ones.
We recently bought the DryerBalls and have to say we haven’t seen them make any noticeable difference.
In todays high wind I wondered why we were not making electricity. The turbine was flying round, so nothing wrong there. I then checked the inverter.
Are you interested in trying to club together to get the costs of servicing you renewable device down?
I am delighted to say that the Proven is all fixed and back generating after over two months down time.
We have the turbine down today, to get it serviced and to try and fix the problem. Sadly we failed.
Last Monday I returned from a short break to find the turbine hardly turning in a full wind. I was worried but didn't think to much of it. Now it is not turning at all.
Last night the wind was really gusting, probably it was the highest wind we have had at peak since the Turbine went up in July 06.
Recently we have been burning seasoned hardwood off cuts from our local timber merchants, in our Clear View Pioneer with turbo baffle.
I received this email from Ofgem today
I have now owned my Worcester Greenstar HE plus for 2 years and feel in a position to write up the experience.
Having seen the price of some of the commercially available wood stores I decided to build my own.
Luckily EDF energy have been very understanding but this was one potential hurdle I didnt expect!
Last Week the Proven WT6000 turbine went up and started producing green energy. This is a article showing the erection process and a video of the turbine in action.
Yesterday we succesfully laid 30 tonnes of concrete forming the foundations for our wind turbine.
The United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme predicts that as the UK warms it will become wetter in the winter and dryer in the summer. But does this mean for wind?
Like thousands of others in the country we recently had our cavity walls insulated.
We are delighted to have got planning permission to install a wind turbine (6KW 15m) in our back garden and hope to have the generator installed by summer 2006.
I attach a copy of an essay I wrote in 2003. I don't believe everything I wrote but it does canter through the various ideologies of ecology, and as such is interesting enough to post.
We for the last winter have partially heated our house with a wood burning stove. This blog shows what we did and what we learnt.
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