6kw wind turbine

Discussion in 'Renewable Energy' started by mark perego, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. mark perego

    mark perego Member

    Location:
    in a river
    Couple of questions about these.


    which is the best built one out there?
    Do you need planning?
    And do you need grid connection?
     
  2. That's 3 questions.
    1, don't know
    2,yes
    3,yes if you want to export energy to grid, no if using it yourself.
     
  3. f0ster

    f0ster Member

    you are allowed to generate 16A per phase without a grid connection so for single phase it works at about 3.65kw, with PV 4kw is installed but the inverter is locked to 16A max,
    with three phase it works out at about 11.5kw but once again with PV it is rounded off at 12kw because the inverter is locked to 16A max per phase. with wind the rules are the same 16A per phase max and you do not need a grid connection but you do need planning.
    the 11kw gaia comes in just under the radar for requiring a grid connection.
     
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  4. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Kingspan 6 kw
     
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  5. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
  6. Courier

    Courier Member

    So it will probably average 45 - 50 kWh per day and save you about £40 per week
     
  7. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    More than that possible.
    6kwhrs x 24 hr period is 144 kwhrs ?
    Maximum .
    But 70 -90 kwhrs easy .
    Usually a domestic house only uses 10-20 kwhrs a day so quids in !
     
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  8. f0ster

    f0ster Member

    have a look at their web site to see the production data if they have any. it will give you an idea of production, better still there are plenty of them about so ask someone who already has one. the blades fall off the larger ones but the 6kw one is ok.
     
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  9. Treemover

    Treemover Member

    Location:
    Offaly
    Anyone any guideline prices for the turbines above? The kingspan 6kw
     
  10. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
  11. Courier

    Courier Member

    Can anyone explain if there is a link between Kingspan & Proven please?
    And the poor reputation that Proven had acquired.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2017
  12. f0ster

    f0ster Member

    proven went bust and kinspan bought the company,
     
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  13. I have a 15kw Proven which has been brilliant , simple and easy to maintain.
     
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  14. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    The product has survived in nearly most countries around the world .
    Gordon Proven the inventor and product company died and the company fell but was then taken over to new heights by world re-known Kingspan .
    You only got to look at how many "new turbine "companies have come and gone and these keep going .
     
  15. Courier

    Courier Member

    Thanks for that, I do remember looking at a Proven at the Great Yorkshire Show one year and then the next it was nowhere to be seen. The relative simplicity compared to others does look appealing and it appears that reported hinge and blade problems were probably overstated by rival designs. Just because the blade design is not optimised to get every last ounce of power out of the wind (which is free and sustainable) does not really matter on this scale
     
  16. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    The problems were with the very early 15kw model and longer blades but they sorted that.
    The rival companies had and are having much worst troubles than that?
    All these companies come and go but the proven one carries on.
    Don't think Kingspan would have bought a "lemon"- do you ???
     
  17. mark perego

    mark perego Member

    Location:
    in a river
    Has anyone had a price for one recently?
     
  18. f0ster

    f0ster Member

    I had a price for three but it was over a year ago and it was just over 50k plus install assuming the farmer will do the digging etc,
     
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  19. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    That's never right for three is it ?
    What 6kw ?
    9 mtr mast is it ?
     
  20. mark perego

    mark perego Member

    Location:
    in a river
    Too cheap?
     

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