Wind Turbine(s)

Jan 1, 2018
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I know that strictly speaking this is the Solar Power sub-forum but I thought this was still probably the best place for this thread...

My travels will hopefully take me to largely sunny parts so I do plan to invest in some solar panels. However I hope to hug the coastline a lot of the time so I thought wind turbines might also be worthwhile.

Do many peopke double up in this way? Can the two energy sources be compatible or do they need to be independant? Presumably you can't have your tubine up whilst driving so you are limited on when you can take advantage of it?

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Jul 5, 2013
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Tunbridge Wells
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I will be interested to see the replies to this. It has struck me before that a turbine will often work when solars don't, for example at night or on cloudy or wet and windy days.
 
Aug 6, 2013
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Kendal, Cumbria
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You can link as many charging sources as you wish without causing any problems. However wind power isn't very useful. It feels as though it should be but only boats and those who camp atop mountains seem to make it work.
 
Oct 2, 2008
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J10 M40
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Bucher Duro 6x6 motorhome
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Small ones are from what I have read , next to useless better vfm is solar

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Jul 26, 2017
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Macclesfield
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Elddis Accordo 125
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I think this tells you all that you need to know.
 
Jul 29, 2007
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Ipswich
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Just sold one, 50amp max output. They need to be as high as possible, and in completely open areas, that's why they work on boats. On motorhomes imo not worth the trouble.

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Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
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On the coast in West Sussex
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Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
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Since 2008 & many years tugging
Looked into them when we had our first van. Came to the conclusion to get any usable output you need gale force winds. The argument for having some power when the sun goes down doesn't work either as most of the time winds die down at night.
You can't beat a big battery bank and loads of solar.

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