The windy weather we normally get in October didn’t put in an appearance, but finally it is here, and today’s weather perfectly illustrates the need for a mixture of generation to keep the lights on all winter. At 10m on an overcast day the PV is producing next to nothing –

solar081115fortunately the turbine is making up for it…

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which is producing enough power to bring the batteries back up, and feed surplus to the heating dumps and allow a couple of loads of washing to get done. Though the turbine is rated at 3000w, it is comfortably producing its peak of 3400w, and then furling to take it out of the wind.

 

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