navitron
 
Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Anyone wishing to register as a new member on the forum is strongly recommended to use a "proper" email address - following recent spam/hack attempts on the forum, all security is set to "high", and "disposable" email addresses like Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail tend to be viewed with suspicion, and the application rejected if there is any doubt whatsoever
 
Recent Articles: Navitron Partners With Solax to Help Create A More Sustainable Future | Navitron Calls for Increased Carbon Footprint Reduction In Light of Earth Overshoot Day | A plea from The David School - Issue 18
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: New FuturEnergy Turbine  (Read 10310 times)
martin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 15733



WWW
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2006, 11:27:49 AM »

there are some problems with that - for a start, this forum is part of Navitron, I feel it would be "poor taste" to start flogging other people's turbines whilst enjoying Ivan's hospitality! Wink
I think a "safe" statement would be that, at this present stage of turbine development, you should be VERY fussy when siting them, towns are almost definitely NOT the place for small turbines (unless you can actually obtain planning consent for a 100' mast) Cool
-and following on from that, we  advise strongly against roof-mounting - EVER! Smiley
About time one of the TV programmes got wise and did a "tabloid exposee" job on them! (anybody know anyone in TV production?) Cool
Logged

Unpaid volunteer administrator and moderator (not employed by Navitron) - Views expressed are my own - curmudgeonly babyboomer! - http://www.farmco.co.uk
welshphil
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 37


« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2006, 03:09:06 PM »

This forum is indeed limited in the respect that we should only really talk about Navitron kit (which I have refrained from commenting on so far).

I would suggest that people look at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/ for impartial advice on all areas of small wind turbines. The awea forum has been established for many years and has some of the worlds best and most experienced installers and experts.
Many of the conversations on this forum have been had many times over on the awea list, so it is a great resource. I believe it would be an eye-opener for many here.

The search on the forum is very good.


Phil

Logged
JamesTrike
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2006, 04:19:34 PM »

Martin, Wyleu, and others,

It appears there are some monitoring schemes just about to start!

http://www.warwickwindtrials.org.uk/index.html

Lets hope this is the first of many.

James
« Last Edit: September 08, 2006, 05:01:28 PM by JamesTrike » Logged
martin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 15733



WWW
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2006, 11:55:04 PM »

oh dear, oh dear, they really shouldn't have! - the silly people have invited comments http://www.warwickwindtrials.org.uk/6.html Grin Grin Grin
I wonder just how many emails they'll receive using the words "chocolate teapot???" Cool
Having had a good squint through what's going on, two of the sponsors are the old faithful chocolate teapot associations - BWEA and Micropower, the self-appointed "spokesmen for our industry"........... Huh Huh
Logged

Unpaid volunteer administrator and moderator (not employed by Navitron) - Views expressed are my own - curmudgeonly babyboomer! - http://www.farmco.co.uk
Ivan
Guest
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2006, 01:38:29 AM »

Now that would be good - live data on wind turbines ie current wind speed, direction, power output. Would soon give an idea of which turbines were generating and which were just toys/sculptures. 

Anyone fancy making up the web interface? Wyleu? Geoff?  !

Ivan
Logged
wyleu
Guest
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2006, 08:21:11 PM »

Sorry master we are working as fast as we can, but it takes time and the bodies we have dug up are so ......... rotten.

But watch this space Cheesy
Logged
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!