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Basic Installation Issues

Small turbine siting and maintenance issues

       Ask Mick Sagrillo what the normal problems are with wind systems:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/304

       And Hugh Piggott's (partial) response:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/311

       Tell me a little how to use the wind maps:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/7239

Turbine Types:

       Eric Eggleston: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/7758

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) problems:

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/7149

Legal siting issues (variances, etc.):

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/405

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/406

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/412

       AWEA Model Zoning Ordinance

Turbulence - is it a problem?

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/414

       Picture of a rotor in a flow regime:

               http://users.aber.ac.uk/iri/MPHIL/drawings/turbulence.pdf

Generalized tower costs:

       http://groups.yahooo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1100

Earth Anchor Tips:

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1548

Wiring - copper or aluminum?

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/467

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/469

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/473

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1217

Battery discussions

 

       Battery FAQ from another list:

               http://www.geocities.com/bjb_darden

               Battery Internal Resistance Information

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/9719

       Other Battery Information offered by list members:

               http://www.usbr.gov/power/data/fist/fist3~6/fist3602.htm

               http://www.accuoerlikon.com/html/accuframe6.htm

               http://www.usbr.gov/power/data/fist/fist3~6/3~6_cont.htm

 

       Q:        What's the difference between battery types?

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/628

       A:        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/630

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/631

       Q:        What is the best way to charge batteries? (an ongoing question...  here's a perspective)

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/740

       A:        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/741

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/742

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/749

       Don't skimp on size/type...

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/858

       Battery Sizing issues:

               Hugh Piggott's general rule of thumb:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1161

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1167

               Ken Starcher:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1165

               Ian Woofenden:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1168

               Mike Fahmie:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1179

               Elliott Bayly on the WPT recommended battery size:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1192

               Mike Bergey on why lead acids may last longer in the field than the lab:

                       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1207



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