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Author Topic: Lightening Protection  (Read 2192 times)
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« on: March 22, 2007, 09:53:44 AM »

Hi All

As a new member I am finding that a little bit of knowledge just leads to loads of questions which I hope will bounce back with some answers.  Most of the questions have come from reading the postings on this forum which has been a revelation - thanks.

It seems that the best positions for turbines are in exposed elevated positions.  What safe guards can be taken to protect the turbine from a lightening strike?  Can it survive?  Any detail would be appreciated

Can they be insured against lightening and weather damage and has anyone done this?

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 10:11:22 AM »

My mast (galvanised steel) is grounded specifically to protect from lightning and the armouring on the SWA cable is only earthed at the turbine end - not at the house - for the same reason. 

No extra insurance though.

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