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Dangermouse

  • Joined Feb 2010
Wind Turbines?
« on: February 11, 2010, 06:38:30 pm »
Does anyone use or looked into using wind turbines as a power source?

Ive been looking into them and they seem to be really expensive

I just cant see how they would be cost effective to use?

Any advise?

D

Pigtails

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Scotland
    • 29brawl
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 07:37:29 pm »
Does anyone use or looked into using wind turbines as a power source?

Ive been looking into them and they seem to be really expensive

I just cant see how they would be cost effective to use?

Any advise?

D

We use one for all of our power source, it is small, effective and well worth it's set up cost of approx. !,000
and although it supplies all of our power need, we have a back up generator which is also cheaper to run than pay the big power companies.
No bills, no power cuts, no hassle! It' :)s great & it's free as well as being completely natural and eco friendly.
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sagehen

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Warwickshire
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 07:47:32 pm »
What's the kwh for yours, pigtails? And whereabouts are you? I had reservations about getting one because our place isn't especially windy, and we weren't sure if it'd provide for all our needs, and if we'll get dips in the electricity supply.

Dangermouse

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010, 07:48:24 pm »
What size unit do you use?

Sorry for being trunky  ;D

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 07:50:02 pm »
What's 'trunky'?
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Dangermouse

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010, 07:52:06 pm »
What's 'trunky'?


Nosey, it a Norfolk thing  ;D

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010, 07:54:19 pm »
Ah, I see - but everybody's 'trunky' on here, hadn't you noticed  ;D ;D ;D
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Dangermouse

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010, 07:58:21 pm »
Ah, I see - but everybody's 'trunky' on here, hadn't you noticed  ;D ;D ;D
:horse:

Thats good cause ill fit right in then :D

Pigtails

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Scotland
    • 29brawl
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2010, 08:42:40 pm »
What's the kwh for yours, pigtails? And whereabouts are you? I had reservations about getting one because our place isn't especially windy, and we weren't sure if it'd provide for all our needs, and if we'll get dips in the electricity supply.

Well, you do need the wind, have you thought on water power, you wouldn't need a lot of water.
we have a 500watt turbine, 1/2 a kilowatt,
we are on the north coast of Scotland, (windy windy windy). :)
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CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2010, 09:20:33 pm »
the farmer who's land borders ours is putting up 4 or 5 turbines during the next few monthe, i think it is going to set him back just short of 50grand, lucky for those who can afford that sort of thing  :)

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 10:41:17 am »
grants and loans would cover a lot of the cost.

sagehen

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Warwickshire
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2010, 12:55:11 pm »
Hi pigtails

We don't actually live near a powerful water source, unless you count the canal as one! Neither is it windy here - I think we live in a rather genteel breezy bit of the country where nothing exciting happens  :-\ So that's the wind turbine out of the equation then, and water. Solar energy would be great if we can get sunshine every day. We would love to be off grid, but maybe we might have to move first.

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 01:04:27 pm »
ground source pump. wood burning heating. there are grants for both.

sagehen

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Warwickshire
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2010, 01:58:02 pm »
We have a woodburner already, with a backboiler to heat the rads. Ground source pump for water do you mean, or for heating?

shetlandpaul

  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: Wind Turbines?
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2010, 02:10:35 pm »
heating and hot water.

 

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