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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!
http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/environment/renewable/renewable-projects.shtml

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:


http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/environment/renewable/renewable-projects.shtml

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

Graham



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

harry wrote:


http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/environment/renewable/renewable-projects.shtml

The college is on the 100 m contour with 145 m clearly visible nearby. But then
it is
called Spen VALLEY !
http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?xB0119&yB3209&z=0&sv=WF15+7LX&st=2&pc=WF15+7LX&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf

Case study on Spen Valley Sports College Wind Turbine (PDF 31kb)
http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/environment/renewable/SpenValleySportsCollege.pdf

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.
http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?xA5926&yA9470&z=0&sv=HD2+1JP&st=2&pc=HD2+1JP&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf






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