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.