Thursday, August 28, 2008

Update from Caro, MI

We started Tuesday in Caro, MI on two wind turbines for the Hutchison's and the Matuszak's on their property just East of Caro.

Tuesday we completed the Hutchison's base and have the wire ran back to the house.

We had no problem with the installation with the base. The ground is so hard here that we didn't even need a tube for the concrete. The hole was 12' in the ground. We are installing a 45' tower on this project.

Wednesday we poured concrete for the Hutchison project first thing that morning. After that was completed we moved all our equipment over to the Matuszak project to start on their base and wire. The Matuszak's were getting a 45' tower also, but the owner is a metal fabricate and wanted his tower an additional 62' feet. He built an extension 17' long that will be added to the 45' tower.

Also this base had to be increased for the addition height of the tower to 15' in the ground. Again it went off with out a hitch.

Today we are going to install the Hutchison's new pole and turbine and we will also be pouring the base for the Matuszak's.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Starting Next Week

Starting next week starting Tuesday, we will be in Caro, MI starting on our next two wind turbines in that area. We will be installing a 60' tower and 45' tower. I will post pictures as we get things started.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Something new

I added something new to my web site, you will be able to follow along each month what the output of the Flynn wind turbine is producing each month. I added a chart along the bottom of my alternative energy page showing what each months output is.

I currently have two turbines ordered and will be installing them later this month. As soon as those projects start I will be blogging about them as they get underway.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Quick update on the Flynn project

I am going to put a monthly Kwh output of this wind turbine in a chart on my web site. It will show how well this turbine is doing each month with power production. This month it has produced 99kwh for the month which is not bad considering it has not been that windy lately.

How the Wind Turbine works

Many people keep asking how does the Wind Turbine store the electricity. Here is a short video that I found from Southwest Windpower on how they work.