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divemaster1963
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« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2013, 08:12:41 PM »

well. Monday evening was a bad one for Jones county here in Ga. we had that line of storms come thru. My wind gauge hit 90 mph before it flew away. I lost the blades to one of my turbines. It was the shorter of the two in the pictures. I made the blades my self it was a 6 foot diamerter. then tues it got better. I was at work and got a call from the police that a large swarm was in a tree. I got them. I will post on that later. but I lost no trees but alot of limbs down. we lost power for about 4 hours.


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« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2013, 02:37:50 PM »

Hope I posted these right. This was my latest install.



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« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2013, 05:25:34 PM »

i've been living on a generator and batteries since i moved to alaska.  i keep lookinng at solar panels but haven't had the money.  as far as wind find some place that has a wind gen going and listen to it for a while,  all of em i"ve seen are pretty niosy.  when i get a claim going up here i plan to get a hydro system.  quiet, if your source stream runs year around you have power year around.

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« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2013, 08:42:07 AM »

Solar has reached a great point where cost has lowered and quality has increased.
I have a 5 kw solar panel setup that takes up one side of the shed roof. The amount of power it generates is average 20 kilowatts each day, so if you are after a good power generation system for both on or off grid electricity supply, solar is a good option.

Wind has a lot of potential as it has the opportunity to generate at night time too.

If installing solar, make sure it's on the right direction for your location, as position is important. My 5 kw system could be generating over 28 kw per day if it was facing north here in australia.

If installing wind, make sure your location is down stream from regular wind currants. 
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« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2013, 09:22:41 PM »

That is a nice clean setup Shawn.

Is that bottom picture of a smaller room inside the shed?

Do you know your total average output of both solar and wind combines?

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« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2013, 01:58:37 PM »

The smaller room is inside the barn and is what controls the input/output. The first month he was up and running he prodcued 698kwh. I think he will do better in the winter because the heat kills the power
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« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2013, 08:25:19 AM »

I think he will do better in the winter because the heat kills the power

While it is true that the heat on the panels reduce their efficiency, it doesn't affect the performance much at all.
Roofs where I live can get extremely hot, and the performance is still satisfactory.
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« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2013, 01:37:58 PM »

The customer in the picture already wants to expand. I think I will epxand him only by solar because the sun is more relaible than the wind. We are going to put in a Outback Radian inverter and probably increase his solar output to about 12kwh, turbines are runnning 1.4kwh each.
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« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2013, 05:40:25 PM »

On the latest install the customer produced 700kwh in the first month. I just checked his system and he is up to 5100 kwh produced since we went live in May or June.
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« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2013, 07:24:45 PM »

There's a guy who lives in a tiny house up here. The entire roof is solar panels. He's got a lithium cobalt battery, a 50-watt electric outboard, an induction hotplate, refrigerator, microwave and LED lighting. In the winter he puts it on a trailer and heads south. In the summer he tows it to the marina and has a forklift put it on pontoons. No mortgage, no utility bills.


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« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2013, 11:12:15 PM »

Pretty cool!  I wonder what the tax man thinks of this. 

In Michigan, they bill us for property (structure + land) taxes in the summer and winter.  I can just see arguing this one with City Hall…….
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« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2014, 04:29:50 AM »

Solar has reached a great point where cost has lowered and quality has increased.
I have a 5 kw solar panel setup that takes up one side of the shed roof. The amount of power it generates is average 20 kilowatts each day, so if you are after a good power generation system for both on or off grid electricity supply, solar is a good option.

Wind has a lot of potential as it has the opportunity to generate at night time too.

If installing solar, make sure it's on the right direction for your location, as position is important. My 5 kw system could be generating over 28 kw per day if it was facing north here in australia.

If installing wind, make sure your location is down stream from regular wind currants. 

I do agree with you.. Solar is more effective and popular now a days.. Even I am thinking of adding similar system on my home roof.
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