Blackshaw Turbine – April 2021 update

  • We are arranging for the broken inverter to be sent to the States, now we have confirmation that the manufacturer Bergey is able to test and repair it.
  • We are having the turbine and the blades serviced ASAP.
  • We will be moving to an annual service (formerly biennial) before each winter to minimise any potential noise due to blade wear.
  • We are exploring options to make the turbine easier to lower in the event of a future fault and we will be consulting with our members around how we proceed.

May update: The inverter is now in the States being repaired. In addition we will be installing a manual furling mechanism this summer, which should allow the turbine to be furled out of the wind in the event of any future breakdown.

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