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« Reply #75 on: January 09, 2012, 11:23:59 PM »

Other-power -I take your point but sometimes people need to step back and look at what they are getting for the money.
To spend 40k on one turbine so big when as others have pointed out a mix of renewables may be more cost effective.
I didn't literally mean purchase 20 x FE turbines but 10K to install say 5 FE would be a serious proposition to me , with more deductions for DIY and diy doable ground works.
That still leaves 30k yes 30,000 for pv and batteries.
Ground mount pv -what 2 / watt ??  say 20k for a 10kw install.
We've still got 10k for batteries.
Hmm -what was that phone call-shut turbine down because of a shaft problem, -no more electric today , tomorrow ,next day /week /month oh-they gone into receivership !!
I know where I'd spend my money.
just my 2p.
George.

I agree with most of your points, my last post wasnt ment to affend.

Its clear that one has to have a hands on aproach, the time, money and confidence to do a workable off grid system and its more of a word of warning that its not a pieice of weasel pee to just wacking in some tech and expect to run ones life from it.  It takes a level of experties and experience that, if you want it now, it cost money.

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Jon
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