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« Reply #1815 on: October 08, 2019, 09:58:56 PM »

Very strong wind here ,
       Loadsa hot water but the wind is non stop.
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« Reply #1816 on: October 09, 2019, 08:02:44 PM »

Maybe the wrong thread but wind currently at 14Gw - wow
http://energynumbers.info/gbgrid
Never seen it that high , how fantastic......
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« Reply #1817 on: October 10, 2019, 12:22:38 AM »

 No let up today either
        A good steady force 6 to 7 all day, a few short showers of rain and brilliant sunlight. Very cold around noon but lighting the stove around 5ish had the rads warm in 15 mins, both tanks were already full of roasty  toasty  water.
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« Reply #1818 on: November 10, 2019, 04:56:50 PM »

True winter is here at last,
             The past few nights have left crazed ice all over the cars and street. We had some torrential rain but nothing like what fell down south or in England, still the roads were flooded and the rivers did their thing and flooded the fields for a few days. The stove has been burning longer each day as we approach Claus time Tongue..
   The branches on our Mountain ash are bending to breaking point with the weight of the berries which are a deep dark red. I am expecting a bird blitzz like last year where all the berries seemed to get wiped out in a couple of days. Same with the Holly, berries everywhere. Our cats disappeared completely about 5 weeks ago and shortly afterwards Freda arrived in the shed. I proffered no cheese and apart from saying hello in answering to her chattering, I kept my distance. Trips to the red store for firewood are greeted with chittering and hopping about on the raised floor. She has got much heavier and probably full of eggs. we will see what the future holds,
       i have been rather lax and with one thing and another, never got around to painting the house charger, despite sanding it down. I am not happy with the sanding result and have decided to remove the Yanmar clone and Tank, Battery and exhaust system to gain better access to sand the steel properly,



   It seems like a lot of trouble to go to but I was forced to accept that no matter how successful I became at living off grid, There would come a time when the wind would not blow and the sun would not shine and the only way around that was to design and build a charger that ran on the smell of diesel and charged the bank without the use of heavy transformers and expensive switching gear. It worked out really well and will put a fair shot of charge into the 60 cells in 100 minutes and leave it good enough for a further 4 hours before closing down for the night with the pack never dropping below 123vdc.
  It is a very simple idea. A 2KW Wind Turbine PMG with a 500mm 2 sheaf pulley driven by a 10hp Yanmar clone with a 60mm pulley.IT is et to average 10 amps @ 145vdc @ approx 1500rpm.
 You would think that such a machine would only tickle a 2 ton pack of 60 cells but the results have been very good. That could be down to the pack being old and well hammered out. but it works good.
 The alternative is a brute of an ac generator , and a monster forklift battery charger, The one that powers the Unicorn.
  There is no reason what a similar set up could not charge an EV up to 80% for starters. It is worth investigating.
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