Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Updates and New Product announcement

Well it has been awhile since I blogged about anything, so I thought I would give you a little update on the 62' tower in Caro, MI. I spoke to the owners the other day and they said it had produced 410 kwh for the month of December. That is the most I have ever seen any one unit produce in the Mid-West. So the good news is I can a get person wanting a 60' unit like this into for around $18000 - $19000. I will meet or beat anyone's price on a unit this size, that is in writing from a company that installs wind turbines.

The benefits of being this high is because the wind is always moving. I know that the unit in Caro, MI is always spinning. When the unit less than a mile away, which is 45' tall, will not be spinning as much.

I will be back in the Thumb soon to give some of the units a software update that was just released for the inverter. So it will be interesting to see how that will effect the performance of these units. I will blog as this information becomes available.

The Flynn project weather station is back online. I installed new batteries and it is now putting the data back online. If you want see what the weather is doing there follow this link.

If you would like to see what the weather is like here at my office here is that link too. You can also see my web cam of my backyard.

I am also offering a new wind turbine to those that may need a bigger unit. They come in a 6kw and 15kw unit. I have decided to take on the Proven wind turbine line. This turbine is made in Scotland. I can be put on a 60', 80', and 100' lattice type tower. I do not have a price on these units yet, but I am in the process of putting together a price for couple that I meet today that own a horse farm that need a least a 6kw unit. As soon as that price becomes available I will blog that too. Here is the link to the Proven web site. Here is a video of the Proven wind turbine.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Now is the time to buy

The reason I say that it because I ordered a new wind turbine for a customer in the Thumb about 4 weeks ago and they tell me it will be another 8 weeks before it arrives. So here are a few more reasons to buy now.
1. Submit paperwork to your zoning official for approval, 2 weeks
2. Submitting the net-metering agreement for the power companies approval, 2- 3 weeks
3. Once you have the zoning permit, building permit is submitted, 1-2 weeks
4. Once all the first two are approved order new turbine, 8-10 weeks
5. Do all these items now, ready to have installed by the time the snow is gone.

On average it takes 8 - 10 weeks to even start installing that new wind turbine on your property.

So call for an appointment to get yours installed as soon as Spring is here.

For those of you that look at Wunderground to find out what the weather is at the Flynn project, that weather station is down. I need to climb up the tv tower and change the batteries in the weather vane. I will also be moving that weather station to the thumb and install my weather station that I have here at my office on the Flynn project, beause the one here is solar powered.

My weather station at my office will be getting a new Davis weather station.