Disappointed with Wind Turbine
Hi Guys, i'm new to all this...I have 7 x 100w solar panels and a 500w wind turbine all 12v system and all Grid Tied. i'm happy enough with the solar but the wind turbine is disappointing to say the least. I have it about 30 feet in the air in a fairly open situation in the west of Ireland, it starts up great with its 3 blades but I have only ever seen 120w out of it in really strong winds (30-40mph), its connected to a Sun 500 10.8-30v 12v GTI with max 600w, it seams to take a good gust of wind (20mph) for the turbine to reach 10v which is the kick-in voltage of the GTI but soon as it does the GTI loads the turbine and starts to slow it down again, the only time it has the power to overcome the load of the GTI is in storm like conditions.. any thoughts?
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