In a recent post the subject is how to protect yourself when buying a wind turbine (given the recent collapse of Proven (the biggest in the UK?).
Modular Build is the answer! – So what does “Modular Build” mean? – The Gaia133 is the only MCS & Danish HB approved small scale wind turbine in the world, built utilising “Off The Shelf” parts – like the generator/gearbox/brake/controllers etc – the key statement in that sentance was ” Off The Shelf “.
Many, if not all, small scale turbine manufactures build/spec one-off parts exculsively for use in their turbines, meaning if they go burst – you cannot get any parts!
The idea is that “if you have a Gaia133 (or Endurance E3120 for that matter!)- you ring the manufacture of the part, and get one sent to you!” So there is no problem with spares. Now let us hope that their MCS certification is not withdrawn.
There’s something to be said for building your own turbine so that you become your own supplier, and you are immune to MCS nonsense, because the big Feed in Tariff gravy train will pass you by in any case.