Thank you for this information. We gave this chap a call this evening for a general chat. its difficult to know what we will do as we have still not found our ideal place to buy yet so our discussion has been very general so far. But its good to have made contact and find out views of possible turbines we could use on the Orkneys.
The view seems to be shared that turbines for places like the Orkneys and the Shetlands need to be very strong and robust! I hear they have been using both Proven and Eoltec for quite a few years now and those are about the only ones they feel are good enough for the gales and sea airs.
They say that of the grid connected turbines they have installed in the Orkneys, more have been Eoltec than Proven 6 kw, and that the Eoltec ones have been very reliable and produce a lot of energy. One which they installed 2 weeks ago has apparantly made over 1,000 units of electricity already and they expect them to make over 20,000 units in a year in the Orkneys or Shetlands!
We hope to be making a visit sometime soon to look at some properties that are on the market. Its been too expensive to even consider coming to the Orkneys in your tourist season! When we come for a week or so, possibly next month we will have a look around for some of these turbines and hopefully speak to the owners as well as Brian Rendells to find out some more.
Thanks again for the information. its been very useful!