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Posted by harry on April 24, 2009, 8:41 pm
On Apr 24, 8:18 pm, "Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's newest fan!"

I think the answer with all these "Green" energy sources is to have as
diverse a mix of sources as possible, also as wide spread
geographically.  So manyof them are intermittant.
I also saw the B&Q offering. It was probably OK if you lived in a
rally windy situation and you did all the installation work yourself.
I went to my home town a few months back & could hardly believe what I
saw. They had two quite large windmills on local gov buildings. They
were in the most sheltered spot yoou could imagine. Can't imagine what
demented oaf  had them installed there!

Posted by Tim Jackson on April 25, 2009, 2:17 pm
harry wrote:

I saw it too, didn't see much to be taken seriously.  Even given a
suitable location, planning permission, etc., and the unit performing to
spec, payback time was still something in the region of infinity, as you
say, discounting installation costs, I doubted very much that it would
survive long enough to repay the capital, let alone pay interest.

I figured it was either aimed at the "big boys toys" market, or else
belonged on the same aisle as the YBS loft "superinsulator" that didn't
work either.  Just because B&Q and their ilk sell it doesn't mean it
works, just that it's hard to prove it doesn't.

Tim Jackson

Posted by Eeyore on April 25, 2009, 8:20 pm

harry wrote:


Such publicly funded projects should have to report actual generated power vs


Posted by Eeyore on April 25, 2009, 8:36 pm

harry wrote:


The college is on the 100 m contour with 145 m clearly visible nearby. But then
it is
called Spen VALLEY !

Case study on Spen Valley Sports College Wind Turbine (PDF 31kb)

I assume you had the Civic Centre one more in mind though.

Nicely surrounded by plenty of built up area and a wood.. Approx location shown
by the
blue man it seems.

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