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My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running!
by Stuart at 2006-08-21 10:24:53 (Blog::Stuart)
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.
The lorry from Glasgow arrived before 6am and began to nosily unload. By 11am the three parts of the 15m tower had been dragged the 100m to the base.

The turbine head itself was the final passenger for the mini JCB used to move these heavy components.

The next step was to set up the "A" frame and then start to assemble the tower horizontally across the ground. The turbine head was then placed on the tower and greased and final tweaks performed. At this point we had a slight calamity, as it was found that something was stuck inside the generator jamming the mechanism. The man from Proven then spent the best part of 4 hours teasing what appeared to be an errant nut out with a piece of wire. It was concluded that this was accidentally left in there from the manufacturing process. I am only glad that we found this problem with the turbine on the ground rather than it jamming in operation!

The turbine was then hoisted into position the power lines were connected and the bolts fully tightened with a giant spanner.

The wind that day was reasonable so the turbine could then be immediately commissioned. The wind has to be fast enough to get the turbine moving to the point it produces 260v.

The Windy Boy 6000 inverter from SMA is programmed with a special laptop computer with many variables that define when it should start and stop production. The nature of the output etc.

Since the turbine has been up it has been in active production mode for over 200 hours and has produced over 80kwhrs of electricity. The highest day level so far is about 24 kwhs in 24 hours. July and August are not windy months and I was expecting almost nothing to be produced in the summer.

Observations
The wind turbine turns almost all of the time but the winds have to be quite strong for it to start producing and then it only produces a small amount of electricity. As the wind speed increases the output increases disproportionately. For example a 12mph wind produces a theoretical output of 1000watts, but a 15mph wind is closer to 2400 watts. At 20mph wind produces nearly 5000watts.

Noise
Before the installation noise was my main concern, I had studied the data and knew that the output was similar to the background noise of the environment. It is clearly audible but not noisy in comparison with the environment. In fact they are most noisy just before they start producing electricity, as they have no load on them till the inverter kicks in and slows them down.

To see the Turbine in action click here

http://www.renew-reuse-recycle.com/WindTurbinefull_compressed.wmv

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My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2006-08-21 10:24:53
Re: The Proven 6kw Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2006-08-21 10:33:51
In one month from the 20th July unitl 21st of August the turbine produced 146KWHs.
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Stuart
Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2006-11-24 10:02:48
The weather forecast is predicting winds gusting to 80mph this evening. This will be a good test of the turbine and its foundations. Fingers crossed it will get through!
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Stuart
Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2006-12-05 12:38:37
We have made our first MWH today having produced over 1000 KWHs since August!

KWh/MWh Kilowatt hours and megawatt hours. Power is measured in watts. Energy is measured in watt hours. A watt hour is 1 watt of power applied for 1 hour. A KWh is one thousand watt hours. A MWh is one million watt hours. Scientists use joules to express energy, but KWh are more familiar and more useful here. (1 KWh = 3.6 million joules or 3.6 MJ)

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Stuart

2nd Megawatt produced! Stuart - 2007-01-17 13:58:52
I am delighted to say we have made our second MWH in under 6 weeks!

How are you getting on Ted/ December and Jan have been great here.
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Re: 2nd Megawatt produced! Ted Marynicz - 2007-01-18 21:05:28
You're catching me up!

Wind seems to be by-passing us - all is going to you or Scotland!

Only 62 kWh today.

ted

Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Wilco - 2006-12-23 04:22:02
Stuart, what is your average windspeed?
We are looking at 4.5 m/s at 30m. What do you think the proven WT6000 will actually do at this windspeed?
Thanks.
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Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2006-12-23 13:06:12
Hi

My wind speed is 5.7m/s at 10m. I am on the top of the North Downs but do have some trees and houses around the turbine. We will hopefully make 3-4000 kwhs a year here.

On paper I should make 14000 kwhs but this is calculated without factoring in the roughness for terrain around my property. This turbulance is the biggest factor.

What is the terrain like around you turbine location?
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Stuart

Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Wilco - 2006-12-23 15:46:00
It is a upper meadow, with trees in the area but we intend to give above the tree line on a 24 or 30m tower. The wind speed is approx. 4.7m @ 30m. If you receive a lot of turbulent winds the performance goes down dramatically. If you would have a clear side do you predict much more towards the 14MW per year.
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Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2006-12-23 17:59:17
Hi

Sadly I would be far less optomistic than that. A 4.7ms wind speed is not good at all. I would serously consider if the money could not be spent else where for more return.

Sorry!

Have you considered Photovoltaics?
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Stuart

Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Ted Marynicz - 2006-12-24 12:51:03
Wilco,

are you calculating the 4.7m/s at 30m from the NOABL database?

If so I would strongly suggest that you get some real data from a logging anemometer on the site for at least 3-4 months over the winter. They are available for about 100 which is a pretty small fraction of what you are about to spend on a 6kW turbine. You'd need to rig it up on a 30m section of scaffold pole at the location you're planning to put the turbine.

As Stuart says, 4.7m/s is really quite low to consider suitable for a turbine site. But the NOABL figures are a mathematcally modelled extrapolation of a few real readings averaged over a large area and are not more than a rough guide.

ted

Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Wilco - 2006-12-24 18:53:31
The 4.7 m/s is at 30m. We do not have time for metering. The equipment has to be ordered before Jan. 30 2007.
We are also considering the Eoltec Scirocco which we think is better because Proven turbines do not live up to its expectations. If you have other recommendations, please do.
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Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2006-12-24 19:42:56
Hi

I was looking at the Scirocco great machine very exspensive at the time though. By far the best machine I saw was the Tulipo, this is a really high tech beast. The only draw back with it is that it is a 3 phase machine. If you can cover the cost of getting 3 phase into your property then consider it.

I am not sure about its tower height as well. Cant go above 15m but is computer controlled and may get a good output for you.

What stage are you with getting planning permission?
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Stuart

Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Wilco - 2006-12-24 19:50:59
We already passed the hurdles. We are just looking for what turbine performes well under these low wind conditions.
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Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2006-12-24 21:30:59
My planning permission was turbine specific. I got permission for the Tulipo then had to apply again to get the permission for the Proven. Causing a 4 month delay

I guess you are going for a guyed tower? Do you get a grant under clearskies of Low carbon?

Stu

PS Happy Christmas :-)
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Stuart

Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Wilco - 2006-12-25 00:49:42
Yes, we are going for the 24m or 30m Tilt-up tubelar tower.
We are located in Ontario under the Net Metering program.
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Re:Proven 6KW .Maintenace Mick - 2006-12-29 19:02:21

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Hi all

I have received planning permission for my 6KW proven ... and am now ready to place the PO . I am in Sourthern Ireland ...on an estury .
My question is about maintenace .... how easy is it annually ... has anyone got the the maintenace schedule or pictures etc
I will have a 15M tower

PS the pictures ..all 103 of them ... that TED MARYNICZ posted were Fab . They reall help me answer some basic installation questions as my site is quite narrow

has anyone else got pictures regarding installation ..
they really help

M

Proven 6kw Wind Turbine Stuart - 2007-01-02 11:49:19
Hi

Congratulations on getting planning permission. Please keep us posted as to how you get on.

The manufactures recommend that the systems are checked and oiled at least every second year. I know people though who have never had their turbines serviced and have had them up for years without problems.

The turbine components are small enough to be really mobile. My site was very narrow in part with the turbine having to be brought round the side of my house where the clearance was down to 350cm.

The turbine sections were dragged by a mini digger and three guys. It all worked fine though bar a few scraps to the paint work (make sure they have top up paint) And we installed our 6kw Proven on a 15m mast over 100m from the nearest point reachable by a vehicle.

The biggest land restriction with a tilt up tower is that the turbine has to be assembled on the ground, so you must have a plot of land that is flat and free from obstructions and at least as tall as the turbine and tower 18m in this case. You also have to have the anchor point in the same line so this adds another 10m so you need a run of 30m for the tilt up. I will post up more of the pictures of my site and the turbine assembly on the blog section of this site as they may be useful.

Good luck again!

Re: Proven 6kw Wind Turbine Mick - 2007-01-06 21:38:45

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Stuart
thanks a mil
I was away for the week ..so only now catching up on the replys .
Access to me site will also be abit tricky .. but i have a little more room than you

One Question ...which proven refused to really answer for me ..was ...what would be the shortest distance i could place the anchor point

they recommend 15Ms ..for a 15m tower .... but when i asked if i could go ...say 10M or 9m etc .. they were not willing to answer

You say 10Ms .... has this worked for you

What is the draw back? ... i dont see any ...

thanks again for your pictures and advise

M

Re: Proven 6kw Wind Turbine Stuart - 2007-01-10 20:19:23
I will go and measure the distance from anchor to turbine on my machine and come back to you.

Mine was a bit short if I recall but it all worked OK.

Might just mean another hour on the hand winch!
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Re: Proven 6kw Wind Turbine Mick - 2007-01-11 16:57:12

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Thanks

by the way how long did it take you to winch up ?

When it comes to annual maintenace .... can one person lower and raise the tower ...

Any input

R

M

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Ted Marynicz - 2007-01-02 17:09:41
Mick,

you need to allow for replacement of the springs once every five years at least.

The hinge (end of blades) is polyurethene now so should not need replacing until 10 - 15 years old.

Blades need replacing only if you are unlucky to have them damaged by being hit by something (very expensive).

Glad you found the photos useful.

Are you going for a grid connected system? Do they allow that in Ireland yet?

ted

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Stuart - 2007-01-02 19:08:06
Ted

Did you get yours serviced? I seem to recall that you said you would be bringing the tower down for an inspection in a previous post.

Stuart
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Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Ted Marynicz - 2007-01-03 14:10:02
Not yet, waiting for drier weather so that we can get the Land Rover to the top field without making too much mess.

ted

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Mick - 2007-01-06 22:00:46
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Thanks for all the help

Yes it is agrid connect

In Ireland ..... there are NO GRANTS , no net metering ...no carbon credits .... and planning guidlines that really do not address micro generation

The ESB will allow connection ...arent they so nice .... state monopolies ......!!!!!

But we are making some progress

The pay back is Questionable ...as you all know ... but its really about ..making a change ... and pioneering ..change

its also lots for fun

More photos would be great

As i complete the project i will take as many photos as possible

Rgs ..all

And happy new year

M

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Mick - 2007-01-06 22:13:47

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A few Questions ...

From your pictures ..i see you placed polystyrene spacers under the top plate on all threaded bolts

Why ?

Also ...did you use a fabricated template for the top plate ..when pouring the concrete ...or the top plate it self ?
can you clarify

My big fear is getting the plate setting wroung ..
you know ...while pouring the concrete ...Moveing the plate and then trying to recover the situation ..... with little man power ..not nice

So i need to plan and execute ..perfectly

Thanks

MC

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Ted Marynicz - 2007-01-07 16:56:36
The polystyrene was there to create a void in the concrete so that the bolts can go though from the base plate. Without the voids it won't be possible to bolt the plate tightly to the concrete!

We used a plywood template while pouring the concrete. This was an exact copy of the baseplate.

And yes you have to be damn sure that nothing is going to move when you pour the concrete in as the forces involved are quite massive.

ted

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Mick - 2007-01-07 19:50:10

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Thanks

were the poly pieces put on the 6 threaded rods or on the bolts that eventually secure the tower to the plate

M

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Ted Marynicz - 2007-01-07 20:38:45
They were on the bottom of the bolts that hold the tower to the plate. These bolts were in place in the plywood template, with the polystyrene fixed to them, when the concrete was poured.

Once the concrete had gone off, and the template removed, they were just cleaned out with a screwdriver.

ted

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Mick - 2007-01-07 21:01:39

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Thanks

Got it

M

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Stuart - 2007-01-08 11:29:10
Just to muddy the waters a bit, as far as I recall my foundation were done differently to Teds.

On mine the hole was dug and then the steel was put in place suspended from two very large wooden beams. Boxing was also put round the hole to allow the foundation to be higher than the ground. So all the reinforcements and the long bolts and base plates where assembled and level before the concrete was poured.

The concrete then arrived and was laid and vibrated into the hole and allowed to come up to level with the top of the base plate. It was then finished off, cleaned skimmed etc.

I have pics of the whole process and will post them, but I find it such a pain resizing them.

Hope this helps?
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Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Mick - 2007-01-08 11:43:45

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Thanks a mil

Pictures would be great and again thanks
R

M

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Stuart - 2007-01-09 20:15:05
In your location the turbine should be a very powerful symbol to make people more aware of Climate Change. Good for you!.

Do you have exact co-ordinates so that I can google earth you?
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Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Mick - 2007-01-10 09:49:36
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I need to get the GPS out

But give me your email address and I will send it to you ...

Has any one seen my question on the Minimum amount of distance that is needed for thr anchor point on a 15 tower ( 6KW)

Stuart .. your Blades and turbine head look to be coloured White // grey .. this is nice ... how did you get this

Finally any more pictures on foundation "creation" ...I am very interested

I am placing my ORDER today ... deposit down

Rgs

MC

Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Stuart - 2007-01-10 10:08:40
With the new plastic blades they can be cast in white, and the tower can be painted white at an additional cost.

I think the turbines look much better though in white and worth the money.
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Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Stuart - 2007-01-11 18:21:44
Mick,

Just paced out 8 large steps from the foundation to the anchor. I would say it is between 7-8m away then. I guess the length of the A frames is the key?
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Re: Proven 6KW .Maintenace Mick - 2007-01-07 20:26:44

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Thanks

were the poly pieces put on the 6 threaded rods or on the bolts that eventually secure the tower to the plate

M

fellow proven owner in westmeath Mike Curran - 2007-01-03 20:15:18
I just put up my a second hand wt6000 on my own, nothing to it. I have a 15m lattice tower which I can climb to do the service.
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Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Stuart - 2007-01-04 09:42:13
Mike

Welcome. Wow two turbines.

Do you have any pictures please?

Where did you get the lattice tower from?

What are you outputs and wind speed at your location.

Sorry to bombard you.

Stuart

Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Mike Curran - 2007-01-04 13:31:07
The windspeed here should be an average 7ms, my springs are broke and although they sent me new ones they are 8cm longer so mine is in stall position all the time, I don't know yet what it's doing but I can see clearly for 20 miles in every direction exept NE so I think it's going to be good. the lattice tower came with it, it's a second hand turbine, I bought it in the north of a guy who's going to buy a much bigger one. the lattice tower is good because I can climb it to change the springs when the time comes. Proven not open until the 8th so it will probably be mid jan before she's inverting again. Don't worry about bombarding me I could talk for hours about it, I'll send some pics in a while and in the mean time I will answer any questions you want.
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Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Mike Curran - 2007-01-04 13:31:50
Where are you?
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Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Stuart - 2007-01-04 13:43:34
I am based in Medway in Kent UK. On top of the North Downs. If I could climb up to the top of the tower I would be able to see as far as the eye could see in all directions bar the South where we are about 2 miles from teh crest of the Downs that are about 30m higher.

My wind speed is 5.7 ish.--

I guess you are going to get some great output figures. Looking foraward to some pics.

Stuart

Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Ted Marynicz - 2007-01-04 19:27:49
"I would be able to see as far as the eye could see in all directions"

???

So can I :)

ted

Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Mick - 2007-01-06 21:44:54

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Cork ... city

Well actually right in the harbour

At sea level ... not at a height ...but with a good catchment area for wind channeling down the river from the west

I am doing this for all sorts of reasons ..but one of the big reasons is to raise awarness

The site is VERY visible ...and once it goes up ... i recon 1000s of people will see it ... and start "thinking"

R

M

Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Stuart - 2007-01-05 12:45:08
Mike

Can you describe how you assembled your turbine and tower. As I am interested whether the tower you have makes it an easier or harder process than with a tilt up tower?

Regards
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Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Mike Curran - 2007-01-05 18:40:23
It is also a tilt up tower, it comes in two sections, each one about 25foot. One can slide up inside the other which is handy for transport. Foundations are prob much the same,2.3x2.3x2m. It's triangular so it has three legs, these have three stubs which are concreted in the foundations using a template to position them, a bit of ducting goes in too. I went a bit overboard with the foundations I welded the three stubs together and made a small lattice tower out of them which I lowered into the hole. Two of the legs have hinges on them, put them in first, then bolted on the next 25 foot section, then put on the turbine head, slip rings, I was missing a thing called a top hat but I don't think it was important. The covers were faded so I turned them inside out. Tied the turbine so the blade hub was at the ground as without the blades it hangs the other way. put on the blades( I put the wedges on wrong, the guy I bought it off had bolted them on wrong).
Tied a steel rope to the top of the tower, no Gin pole was ever produced for this tower. Gave it a tug with the tractor and.......nothing. gave it a tug with 12ton digger......nothing. had to lift it with our small jcb406 at the turbine end then put the digger under the mast and push it up with the boom. A bloody nightmare, it coult have slid off at any time. after about 45degrees the tractor could pull it so we gently pulled it while also pushing it with the digger. then it gently came to rest on it's legs and was bolted down, an enormous sigh of relief that everything lined up. To change the wedges it had to come down again, that's when I noticed the broken springs, put it back up with the new wrong springs but not going to take it down again. I can climb the tower and have put my climbing rope at the top, bought another one last night and an ascender .I'm going to climb to the top hang out, lassoo the turbine shaft( after applying the brake!) and ascend the last metre. I can change the springs or adapt the brackets or whatever from there safely. It might not sound that safe but I cannot stress enough how scarey taking down the tower is. I would attempt most things . I will post pics for a laugh. There is no brake handle so I'm using a boat winch, the brake cable runs in nuts welded inside the tower sleved with lengths of hose. The 3 fase cable is just cable tied to the tower. I'm using a 48v battery charging, built a little hut for the charge controller, inverter and 96 forklift batteries. Oh I also built the trailer to go and get the tower on out of a chassis of an old ford lorry. Proven better have the right bloody springs!
If anyone has a spare trace 4548e inverter could they let me know please? I need two to run the geothermal here. It's 6.2 kw and is drawing 28.5amps so it's still on mains. I can join two traces to get 9kw or 40amp.
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Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Stuart - 2007-01-08 12:32:36
Mike,

Wow, That sounded very scary indeed. Yes I do hope Proven can supply the right springs! I suppose you could source them else where, or get them made if you had to?

Do you have images of you putting the tower up?

Keep us posted.

All the best
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Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Mike Curran - 2007-01-09 17:29:48
A guy in the workshop told me yesterday he was making me up a set of new shorter ones, the spring length jumped 7 coils a few years ago it seems. I'm going to put on the 15 this time, they are supposed to be sending the bolts and spacers this time too. The plan is when I get these I'll climb the tower change them and send the long ones back. The guy in the workshop said that would be fine and took details etc. HOWEVER the last time I ordered springs I paid on a friday and on monday I rang and Ken had not checked his emails so he didn't know I had paid and didn't send them. the overnight delivery I paid for took 6 days and NO bolts or brackets arrived despite being paid for. Not a big problem really but they would not send out anything and then invoice me for it, which would be fair enough, I'm in another country and I might never pay. The only problem I have with them is they took my money and didn't send me the stuff. The 'engineer' Ken said they were out of stock and he didn't know this until after I gave him the order and didn't tell me until I rang complaining I was missing stuff. THANK GOD Ken is back in Ghana and won't be back till the 22nd so I don't have to deal with him.
No pics of the turbine going up but will make sure lots are taken of the climb and spring change.
How do I post a pic? is there an attachments button somewhere I'm missing?
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Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Simon - 2007-01-09 18:14:14
Hi Mike,

I've changed the permissions on the Blogging areas to allow all registered users to attach files - previously it was limited to the particular blog owner.

Next time you're on a preview screen, you should see an 'Attach' button in the control box at the foot of the page. Remember to choose the correct file type when you're uploading a file.

Cheers
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Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Stuart - 2007-01-09 20:12:17
Mike,

Glad to hear the springs are on the way. It will be good to start generating.

Please take a pic from the top of the tower looking down, as I would like to see how tall it really is up there.
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PS Do be safe etc etc as it is very high.

Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Mike Curran - 2007-01-10 22:56:19
No springs yet, proven ran out of the fixing bolts. That's the story today anyway. Here's pics of the tower and current blade angles . No wind when pics were took.
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Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Stuart - 2007-01-11 11:13:01
Mike,

Great pics and of what does appear to be a great site for a turbine. Shame about the springs, I am sure Proven will sort it out.

Why don't you start another thread about your turbine and tower. As the very interseting story will get lost for other readers in all the various replies to my intial blog.

Just click here and then start a "New Article"

Stuart

Re: fellow proven owner in westmeath Mick - 2007-01-11 16:55:19

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Agreed
great pictures ..nice tower ..and teh ability to climb up is just great

Rgs

M

Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2007-01-09 20:08:39
Wilco,

I hope the New Year finds you well. Have you made your descion which trurbine to go for? and how are things progressing?

What is the Net metering Programme you mention?

And what type of grants if any are avaliable in Canada? We get 1000 per KW of turbine output up to a 5K ceiling from the UK Government.
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Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Wilco - 2007-01-12 01:53:58
Hi Stuart,

We have currently two programs in Ontario.
Net Metering to offset your hydro bill, running the meter backwards.
The other is Stanadard Offer Contract which gives CAD $0.11 p/kWh for wind and CAD $0.42 p/kWh for solar. Every kWh that is produced is feed back into the grid, no usage for yourself. There are basically no grants for purchase turbines etc.
It looks like it is going to be a Whisper 500 Grid-Tie with net metering on a 38m tilt-up tower.
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wow your blades are cool Mike Curran - 2007-01-03 20:21:12
I have wooden blades, you must have the new poly ones, very nice, makes it look like the 15 kw
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Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Paul - 2007-01-20 19:32:04
I have just got planning for wind turbine but am undecided on which to get. The proven 6 seems to be good but the Iskra 5kw is attractive as well. I live in Suffolk on East coast with average wind speed of 5.2m/s . Basically I am trying to find out if you are pleased with your purchase and is it delivering?!
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Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2007-01-21 19:03:49
Paul,

Yes I am happy and it is delivering as per my expectation.

Good job on getting the planning permission. Try talking to the Hockertopn housing project as they have a Proven 6 and and IsKra as well!

Happy to answer other questions
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Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2007-02-22 15:20:11
Paul

Have you made your choice?
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Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Paul - 2007-02-22 20:35:38
Hi Stuart
It has got complicated! My preference is for the proven, but the Iskra salesman is very helpful (Segen) unlike my local proven agent.
Having got planning, my near neighbour has been to see me expressing worries about the position. I feel I have no choice but to accomodate him in the short term (we share the same long track) as I do not want to go ahead and disregard his worries which are mainly about the view! At present the Segen guy is trying to make contact with him to see if he can a talk him round!! The Iskra is more aestetic than the proven. If I cant get agreement now I may ressurect it in about two years. Who knows! All very disapointing.
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Paul
Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2008-03-15 17:39:38
Any news Paul?
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Stuart
Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Paul Shepherd - 2008-03-15 18:25:04
By way of explanation I have had to re register so am now using shepster instead of paul!
I had to abandon the idea due to opposition but I have pursued my interest by proxy! I work in a small school and have been successful in getting some grants. Last year we got a windsave put up which is really useless but as we did not pay for it we are getting an immediate return. Last week we commissioned 9 sanyo hybrid PV's on the roof.They are producing about 4 or 5 kwh a day at the moment. Have not looked at your blog for a while so will catch up on how you are doing
Regards
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shepster
Re: My Proven 6kw Wind Turbine is Up and Running! Stuart - 2008-03-15 19:10:09
Shepster AKA Paul

Would really like to see some pics of the PV array and how it gets on in the summer. Is something I am considering doing.
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Stuart

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