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sean
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 05 12:18 pm    Post subject: Someone else making small domestic turbines  Reply with quote    

This lot look interesting too:
http://www.renewabledevices.com/

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 05 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Like the minimalist look- can't see many neighbours complaining about those! Did you find out how much they were?

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 05 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

1500+VAT. 1.5kW output. Estimated lifespan 20 years.

Res



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 05 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They look quite sexy. Would'nt mind one of those. Must write to Santa.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 05 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know we've got some people here that understand the technical jargon that goes with these- would love a considered opinion about whether these are 'a good thing' or , relatively speaking of course, a lot of cash that could be better used elsewhere. The blurb on the website makes them sound cost effective over their lifetime, especially if you work on 1500 = 75per year over 20 years-, but I don't know enough about how these things perform in real life to be able to judge. Does look as though these type of roof mounted turbines are becoming more accessible to those of us who just want to do our bit though

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 05 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've asked these questions on a website that is full of people that have the qualifications to understand the cost and environmental benefits (or otherwise) of small scale wind turbines but no one has stepped up to clarify matters. I'll keep you posted though.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 05 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The article suggested that this would generate 300 worth of leccie/year.

Res



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 05 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I suspect it might tip me shed over though

nathanbriggs



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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 05 3:51 pm    Post subject: Expert - ish Reply with quote    

Well I'm a power expert, and turning into a micro wind expert because of my assocition with www.windsave.com

So my standpoint would obviously be YES they are worthwhile, but I can back it up with hard data.

We have our latest generation wind turbine system arriving this week for installation it will be on my weblog here after thursday 5th www.nbriggs.blogspot.com if you are interested.

if you have any questions ask away here or pm me

nathanbriggs



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Blue Peter



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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 05 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very interested.

So, what sort of hard figures can you supply?


Peter.

nathanbriggs



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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 05 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Obviously we have numbers on:
average installation costs (for micro)
average production based on rotor size and wind diagram
Carbon recovery and ROCs (changing daily at the moment with the legislation)
Pay back and ROI
and countless others as pertaining to our own systems and several DIY sites we have investigated.

The problem with all these "initiatives" is that the numbers get inflated until they start to become incredible, hopefully getting them from a source will help!

As a greenie myself I am all for saving energy but I think in the UK that personal wind is one of the best possible paybacks, closely followed by solar heat. The advantage of Micro Wind is that more people have a chance of fitting a pole than building a solar store.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 05 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can you do us an idiots guide? I'm not really all that technically challenged, but I do have problems following the specs on tehse things, and I'd love an 'if you wanna achieve this- look for a model that does such and such' type guide.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 05 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nathanbriggs wrote:
I think in the UK that personal wind is one of the best possible paybacks


I've got plenty of that, how do I save and store it?

Seriously though I'd love to see more data on the windsave and also how planning authorities are likely to view them

Nanny



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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 05 6:55 am    Post subject: wind turbines Reply with quote    

my husband found this site for anybody thinking seriously


www.clear-skies.org/index.aspx

looks like grants my be forthcoming ..............

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