Re: Missouri Wind and Solar Turbine, anyone try them?
Wind works well with solar if done right. I have been doing it for 18 years. Getting a turbine that works is half the battle. The other half is having a site that gets enough wind and putting the turbine up high enough for it to actually work. I am 45' up and I would get a lot more energy at 60' but I like the tower I have and my neighbors would get upset if I went much higher.
Originally Posted by machineman
And even with a wind generator, there are still winter days when there really isn't much energy but they are fewer and farther between.
Off grid with 400 watts of solar and a 400 watt wind generator on a 45' freestanding tower. 12 volt system with 3 charge and 1 load controllers--2 for the sun, 1 for the wind and load control for the fridge. 2 inverters, 600 watt pure sine and 1800 watt modified sine and and around 350 watt hours of batteries.