Solar or Wind

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  1. Droop

    Droop Read Only Funster

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    I know this is the Solar forum but help me out here.

    I have around £300 to spend, should I go for a Kyocera KD50 or the Rutland 504 wind turbine?

    Please tell me which will give me the most power allowing for all weather conditions.

    Also why solar in better than wind or vice-versa.
     
  2. Tony Lee

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    Not a matter of better or worse, just different and which particular setup you could get the best use from depends entirely what your RVing lifestyle is going to be.

    If your thing is fishing in the middle of winter in Northern Scotland then wind is the way to go only because you with get nothing out of solar. If you are in the habit of moving on every couple of days, or spending most of your time in Van parks then why bother with either. Summer in Spain or winter in Morocco and moving every two or three days then install solar.

    If you want to spend long periods free camping then the equation changes again.

    Generally, wind is not a practical option for RVs under most circumstances.
     
  3. stagman

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    Solar panels depends on light to generate electricity.The brighter the light the more electricity will be generated .My theory is you probabally will always have light but not wind.:thumb:
     
  4. scotjimland

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    Hi

    Tony has given a good appraisal, there is no 'one size fits all' For my particular circumstance solar is definitely the way to go but a decent set up costs a lot more than £300 ..

    Have you considered a genny ? I bought one which has served me well over the past three years and when I can afford solar it will make a good back up..

    Jim
     
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    You go to bed too early - things change at Night.
     
  7. stagman

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    That, why I said probabally
     
  8. MicknPat

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    One problem not mentioned with a wind turbine is that they can be noisy which by day may be ok but at night:thumbdown:
     
  9. dazzer

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    Wind turbines are noisy, VERY heavy and cumbersome to handle/store. They are suited to boats and upscaling and plonking in the middle of fields but not really that great for motorhomes.

    Buy a decent generator its much less hastle and 100% reliable when you need it most :thumb:
     
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    Covered your backside !

    There's a bloke called Brown looking for people who can do that, pay not bad, expenses good, pension out of this world. Short term contracts only.

    Actually my feeling is wind is a no-no but both are really in the hands of the gods.
     
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  12. oldun

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    Anything with an internal combustion engine can never be 100% reliable!!!!!

    Assuming they do work, and they seem to do most of the time, they are ready to give power any time of the day and in any (well almost any) weather.
     
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