Power curve data for 3 metre recipe turbine on Scoraig

I have been using a Mobile Logger from Logic Energy to collect data on a 3 metre diameter turbine close to my house.  The turbine is built to the Recipe Book.  In the gallery you can see the site and the measurement mast, which comes from Radioworld.

The data is interesting.  There is a different power curve for south wind coming up the slope from the north wind blowing down the hill to the turbine.  The tower is accurately vertical.  This is an example of how site-dependent a power curve is.  It depends on many factors including the particular machine, actual battery voltage, cable resistance, and even the wind direction in most cases.

Jon Leary and I have done studies on a number of turbines on Scoraig over the last year or two.  I hope to be able to publish more comprehensive information in due course.

About hugh

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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One Response to Power curve data for 3 metre recipe turbine on Scoraig

  1. Joao says:

    Great work, looking forward to see the results !

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