Used turbines

What you guys thinking about second hand referbish, gearless, direct drive turbine.
Most of the problems are with the gear so that not a problem and the price is about 50% including refurbish.
talking about 500K and up.
Any thoughts?


  • mike95490
    mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Used turbines

    My thoughts, it's like buying a used car. Sometimes you win, sometimes its a lemon. I think I'd rather buy new, of old design, like Bergey.

    Awww.. Bergey gave up their old "pitch controls RPM" design, and just uses a PM alternator and plain blades.
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