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Help with Wind Turbines

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tobybowes
tobybowes Posts: 409 Forumite
edited 15 December 2010 at 11:11AM in Gardening
Hello. I've been looking into ways to save money for a while. Recently I acquired planning permission for a 60ft wind turbine. The thing is I haven't got a clue which are good manufactures and which are the cheapest etc. Surely someone on here has some experience? I found one thread about a Chinese manufacture but not sure if it was spam. Any assistance and opinions are welcome :) I've also looked into ground source pumps but I think these are far too expensive for the return at the moment. Thanks
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  • tobybowes
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    Argh how do I edit the title :(
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  • rhiwfield
    rhiwfield Posts: 2,482 Forumite
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    I know that locally there are a couple of Proven turbines but really couldnt advise you on best makes.

    When you mention GSHPs you will be aware that the RHI is due to be announced very soon which should provide a return of c12% pa on investment
  • tobybowes
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    I will certainly look forward to any announcement from RHI, thanks for the heads up. Anyone else any experience with wind turbines?
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  • Mcfi5dhc
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    Try a company called segen, they are very good

    One of my rural neighbours has one (I don't know if its segen or not), but he seems happy with it

    Thanks
  • Mcfi5dhc
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    tobybowes wrote: »
    Argh how do I edit the title :(

    Don't stress
    1. Go to your first post
    2. click Edit
    3. Click Go advanced
    4. Change it
    5. save it
    Job done
  • tobybowes
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    Mcfi5dhc wrote: »
    Try a company called segen, they are very good

    One of my rural neighbours has one (I don't know if its segen or not), but he seems happy with it

    Thanks

    Thanks I'll look into them on the net first :)
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    Mcfi5dhc wrote: »
    Try a company called segen, they are very good

    Mole Valley Farmers are forming a co-operative to install turbines and market the electricity generated. You can be sure they have researched this very thoroughly, as it will be a 25 year scheme for existing customers, who they'll wish to keep.

    They have chosen Segen. :)
  • tony6403
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    I would not have a wind turbine. I researched the pros and cons for a considerable amount of time and they are simply not yet good enough to be feasible.
    I have installed solar panels for water heating and these are excellent. I thoroughly recommend doing this if you have a south facing roof.
    My attention is now drawn to solar pv and I am awaiting a price for installation. This can actually be a source of income as well as reducing CO2 .
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  • forgotmyname
    forgotmyname Posts: 32,572 Forumite
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    Never tried growing one, Do you need planning permission as soon as you plant the seeds or only when they
    reach a certain height?

    Do they need special pruning?
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