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On 16th October we received delivery of the horizontal wind turbine. While the turbine is up and running, the supplier will be returning to set up the inverter and performance monitoring. We discovered we have to add a weather station to allow monitoring of wind conditions and the turbine’s energy performance.
We also learned the turbine requires manual ‘braking’ when winds become too strong, after we found broken vanes in the turbine, caused by a recent storm. The supplier is fixing this damage and will be providing training to farm staff about the braking process. The project team will continue to investigate automated solutions.
We received the vertical wind turbine in mid-November. The installation of all components is progressing quickly and smoothly.