Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

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  1. FJmike

    FJmike Funster

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    Whilst at the sea front aire at Dieppe recently I saw two motorhomes with vertical axis wind turbines on the back. Thinking this seemed a good idea I had a Google and most of the motorhome related info seems a few years out of date. The turbines i saw at Dieppe ran quite silently (maybe due to the slight breeze blowing) and looked bigger than the ones Maplins are offering. anyone know of some up to date info???
     
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    so its solar panels for me.
     
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    They are simply not big enough to produce any useful power and it would have to be stowed when travelling - and they won't be silent either, especially if you are trying to get to sleep. Might be a solution for keeping batteries topped up during long term storage but I can't see any advantages over solar unless the MH was being stored in a Dutch barn, ie there was a roof overhead.
     
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    Ray (Dingray) has had one on his van for years now and it seems to work well. No noticeable noise or vibration. Maybe send him a PM .........
     
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    Yes, Ray's is very good. Expensive though.
     
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