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Well, well- nice to see you back on ETO LG, and thanks for info- useful as usual.Spec do a search for QR5 turbines (hold on will find a link), I was looking after 3 of them at a school. They are going to be decommissioned (long story). One has no blades but everything else including cabenates and control systems. They are going begging, i think they are due to be taken down early jan. The masts are huge, but in sections so you can have any height. I think they are 5 ish KW each.
They are currently connected and 2 working and on tariff. The design is very quiet and unique. Shout if your interested in them. School politics means they are to be taken down and we need to get shot of them. I dont want them as i dont have room to store 3 30 meter towers and all the control stuff.
Shame they are going, but a new head teacher dosnt want them on the school ground. The school is glenluce.
Actually i found a video online of the school turbines, these are the actual ones in the vid.
Thanks for the thought LG, but wind generator are theory/interest for me. I live in town and wind generators are not allowed.Thinking about it, the generators are pretty small units, as far as i know the inverters are 440V 3 phase, so you could just take the generator and inverters and make a turbine from that, there is also a good control system made by ABB. So if you didnt want the complete thing i could take the parts off you want when we take them down.
Might be better if i get some close up pics for you, inside the cabs etc and of the gen units. The gens sit on top of the mast just below the blades. Solid state wind speed indicators etc. The three turbines cost around £55k back in 2011 or 2012 i think. The money came from a community grant from a large wind farm.
Not sure of all the politics, but i am aware there dont want money from then, at the moment i have the rights to the turbines once they come down, that is a very long story! But i dont want them, i dont have room and apart from them knocking out 3phase they are no use to me.
I am keeping the main cable to the panel in the school, well its armored and 300 meters long , and alot of copper in it lol. The guy in the vid is James, he is no longer head there hence why they are going.
We are on a hill so yes ideal for wind, but we have a wood and alot of trees, its a double edged sword. The only sensible place would be in view and since we hope to do holidays i am reluctant to put up turbines. They are marmite to alot of people and the local area is covered in them, plus having worked on these ones for 18 months i dont ever want to mess with them again! lol .Thanks for the thought LG, but wind generator are theory/interest for me. I live in town and wind generators are not allowed.
Surely, ideal for your estate though. I expect the wind is good in Scotland too.
Yes, take your point- not quite the same as TCMs place.We are on a hill so yes ideal for wind, but we have a wood and alot of trees, its a double edged sword. The only sensible place would be in view and since we hope to do holidays i am reluctant to put up turbines. They are marmite to alot of people and the local area is covered in them, plus having worked on these ones for 18 months i dont ever want to mess with them again! lol .
You have seen the pics where i live, i cant see anywhere i could put them and get to the main electric board without have tree issues.
Wow- still all your hard work will pay dividends in the future, when you get the holiday business going.My own preference would be too use the 1/4 mile slope down to the bottom pond, use the generators to do hydro. but time and money dosnt make it practical, i am concentrating on getting the holiday thing going. I have worked so hard on it this year.
I dug that pond out by hand in the end!! even cut the trees out with a hand saw . I nearly got muscles now..nearly
Yea, you are right- most important to get your priorities right.No idea why Scotland went with wind, hydro makes more sense up here for on demand power. I like hydro and the slope we have is at the right incline for it. BUT..........still got alot more work to do yet. Everything is dying back so winter is clearing time .