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New Generation Bergey XL1 Tower oopsies?
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dan
2014-10-03 12:37:14 UTC
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Chris Daum
2014-10-03 14:46:09 UTC
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I hear Midnight Solar is working on a wind turbine that will be around 1KW
output, be tough as nails....and affordable. Keep holding your breath!

We've had some trouble with the XL1s not working without Midnite Solar's
'Clipper'. I don't know if it's a stator design problem, but adding the
Clipper makes it a very costly installation. Just my 2 cents worth.

TGIF,

Chris Daum
Oasis Montana Inc.

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From: RE-wrenches [mailto:re-wrenches-bounces at lists.re-wrenches.org] On
Behalf Of dan at foxfire-energy.com
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 6:37 AM
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Subject: [RE-wrenches] New Generation Bergey XL1 Tower oopsies?


Anyone else out there have problems with Bergeys new generation XL1 towers?
I was warned they were not as robust as the old NRG Tall towers, but we just
had one fold under it's own weight when we were trying to lower it. It had
been involved in several lightening strikes. We had it about 1/4 of the way
down, the guys sets were all loose. It had a typical bow, but that usually
straightens out the more gravity takes over.
We've had several collapse from lightening alone. But this is the first that
fell apart after we started lowering it. I'm hearing small residential wind
is on the ropes, and few tower manufacturers are willing to admit problems.
Any war stories would be appreciated. Thanks. db



Dan Brown
Foxfire Energy Corp.
Renewable Energy Systems
(802)-483-2564
www.Foxfire-Energy.com
NABCEP #092907-44


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