Komic Monastery electrification at 14,800 feet

Thanks to Vivek Mundkur for these photos from the heart of the Himalayas.

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I live off-grid in NW Scotland and have spent my life playing with wind turbines. I also love small hydros. Hands on renewable energy is my thing and I like to learn and to share my experiences.
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4 Responses to Komic Monastery electrification at 14,800 feet

  1. Roger Brown says:

    Do the temperatures at those altitudes have much impact on turbine performance?

    • Vivek Mundkur says:

      I found that there was no appreciable change in performance at 15000 ft. The increase in density due to cooler air temperature seemed to compensate for lower density at that altitude.

      But this is a hunch. It needs to be checked with accurate instruments.

  2. m_vrsta says:

    Thanks for this post. It was helpful for my research.

  3. DAVID SIMMS says:

    Terrific post ! The wind plant should reduce some of the pressure on yak butter as electric lights replace yak butter lamps. There is plenty of food, already being diverted to energy already.

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