Image
Top
Navigation
March 9, 2015

Gordo Down

Our 1000 watt wind generator, Gordo, had a little accident and is now grounded.

Share me on Social Networks
Share me on Social Networks

We have been having very high winds recently, but unfortunately we haven’t been getting any electricity out of them.

A couple of weeks ago, we had steady 40-50mph wind, which suddenly gusted to a little under 70mph. A magnet from the rotor came loose and flew into one of the blades, knocking a hole through it. The machine was then off-balance and bent the pole a little.

We turned it off, so it didn’t keep spinning crazily and the next day we took it down. We haven’t yet had a chance to fix it, so it remains grounded.

Our skyline just doesn’t look right without a wind generator.

Submit a Comment

Posted By

Categories

House

Food Web: Concept - Raising Food the Right Way

Start Your Food Web!

Food Production with a Soul

Cheaper, safer, healthier food

Grab Yours Now!