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Any one have any input on wind turbines?

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by NewGuy, Jun 23, 2017.

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  1. NewGuy

    NewGuy New Member

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    Pretty much what the headline asks, any one with input? I'm looking at one that claims 4,000 watts with a 22 MPH wind.
  2. bernd1972

    bernd1972 Senior Member

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    Sounds nice to have, but when you´re aboard you don´t even want them on a boat near you... :D
    To get an idea what I´m talking about take your vaccum cleaner, switch it on at low power and put it in the next room with the doors open. That compares to the noise level of a rather quiet wind generator with a useable bit of wind outside.
    Even if you´re really stubborn about it I´d guess you certainly don´t want to listen to it for hours, let alone days... ;)

    But if you´re out a lot in rather remote areas you might even think about living with it rather than running the diesel powered radaddel machine.
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    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    Bern is right, they can be noisy at 10 knots but really noisy at 22.
  4. 30West

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    Solar and batteries have made some huge improvements, don't see as many turbines these days.

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