I’m forwarding some
pictures from our install of the TLG 500 on u\our test tower in
Dighton, Kansas. We have it wired to charge two 12-volt deep cell
batteries which its been doing rather quickly. Its seems to take
about 1 to 1 ½ hours to charge the two batteries. Our next step is
to connect this to an inverter to see how well we can power a
computer from the battery bank.
The TLG 500 is
mounted on a break over poll which has been reinforced with some guy
wires that run from the top of the poll to the lower part of the
poll. I think you can see this in the pictures. This was done
because this old TV tower is not near sturdy enough to hold that
unit, but it certainly works well for a test tower. We are
working on an old windmill tower for permanent mounting.
The wind has been
blowing stronger than we have felt comfortable at times, so we’ve
been shutting it down at those times. We’re looking to re-mount the
unit on an old wind mill tower (and will use the schedule 80 as you
advise) so that we can run it at all wind speeds. With any luck,
we’ll be powering the lighting and a computer a minimum, will look
beyond that once we get to that step.
On selling the TLG
500, if you have any documentation on distribution, please forward
to me. I’m not quite sure how this will go just yet, but I’ve been
selling software for many years and think I can use that experience
to sell the TLG 500 though its obviously a different animal.
Look forward to
working with you on this. Its an exciting time to be pushing wind