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Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby kurupetos » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:09 am

Until 2009 Cyprus was last with 0 MW produced from Wind power. Now (2010 stats) we are 8th in the EU with 82 MW, 3.4% wind share of total electricity consumption. :D
http://www.ewea.org/fileadmin/ewea_docu ... s_2010.pdf
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Re: Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby SKI-preo » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:26 am

I've installed a (silent) 3.2 kW Solar PhotoVoltaic System instead connected back to the power grid. The meter runs backwards and I'm getting cheques instead of electricity bills.


For $399 AUD each you can buy your own- your neighbours may not be happy from the noise. You will need about 7 if you have solar water heating and you do not use an electric heater in winter depending on your location for medium home.


200W 12VDC Wind Turbine


Always at the forefront of alternative energy technology, we’re pleased to offer this new range of wind turbine generators. As well as the 200W model we now have a super-compact 300W version, and a big 500W unit for those who want to generate some serious power.



The 200W and 500W units share the same operational and design features, with their 3-phase permanent magnet alternator, external regulator box and simple flat style blades. These two models are perfect for those with a lot of space between themselves and the neighbours, or where a long cable run is needed from the generator head to the battery bank. The 500W unit also features slip rings on the generator head to avoid cable breakages.

The compact 300W units are a technological step up from the other two models.They feature moulded, compact, efficient blade design, is lightweight, has neodymium magnets, and the charge controller built into generator head. They also feature slip rings to avoid cable breakage. These 300W units will start spinning at just 2.5m/s wind speed, and will produce their rated power at 12m/s (max power 500W at 15m/s). Available in 12V and 24V outputs, all parts fit into one box weighing just 17kg - making it convenient to transport.

NOTE: All wind generator models are supplied without mounting tower and associated mounting hardware.

WARNING! : The MG4520 wind generator is designed for permanent terrestrial installation only.
WARNING! : Maximum wind speed 40m/s (144kph)

Specifications
Rated power 200W
Max power 300W
Output Voltage 12VDC
Start wind speed 3 m/s
Rated wind speed 8 m/s
Max wind speed 40 m/s
Rotor diameter 2.1m
Blade material Alluminium Alloy
No of Blades 3
Recommended Tower Height 4.5m

• Shipping Cartons: box1 - 700x390x200, 25kg. Box2 - 1300x150x150, 7.5kg. Total= 32.5kg
• Included: generator, blades, tail, hub, nose cone, charge controller

Spare Parts
• MG-4521 12VDC Control Box suits MG-4520
• MG-4524 Set of 3 Spare Blades suits MG-4520
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Re: Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby kurupetos » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:34 am

SKIpreo, here in Europe we mostly utilise large-scale Wind Turbines. They are usually located in rural areas, so there are no noise problems.
Therefore PV panels are not really a competitor to Wind Turbines. Actually IMO they can peacefully co-exist. :wink: In this way, we can get the most out of renewable energy. :D
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Re: Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby supporttheunderdog » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:02 am

Perhaps we should look at how much relatively shallow water we have off the coast and put wind towers off-shore as happens in N Europe.
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Re: Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby Sotos » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:00 pm

This wind crap can wait until we sell all our natural gas! :evil: :lol:
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Re: Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby kurupetos » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:45 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:Perhaps we should look at how much relatively shallow water we have off the coast and put wind towers off-shore as happens in N Europe.

That would be possible, provided it doesn't affect our tourism.
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Re: Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby kurupetos » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:48 pm

Sotos wrote:This wind crap can wait until we sell all our natural gas! :evil: :lol:

The opposite. This wind 'crap' is providing you electricity today, whereas NG exploitation is something for the future.
And why waste and not sell the NG anyway? Typical Cypriots. :roll:
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Re: Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby Nikitas » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:10 pm

Wind and solar, in their present guise are FRAUDS. And here is why.

They only turn a profit if there is a generous Feed In Tarriff (FIT). The FIT is much higher than the sale price of electricity. The Power Company has to find the money to pay the difference somewhere, and that somewhere is the MALAKAS TAXPAYER.

If renewables were such a hot idea they can prove it by selling power at the going market rate.

Renewables are stochastic, which means occasional sources of energey. The maximum installed capacity is never reached and most days they work far below their installed capacity. This means that there MUST be conventional backup power plants which can start and fill the voids in the grid immediately. The only plants that can do this, with no lengthy warm up periods are gas plants.

Renewables make sense if there are means to store energy, and at this scale this means hydroelectric plants with reversable turbines. Check it out.

So, building wind turbines does not do away with conventional power, on the contrary, it mandates building power plants and keeping them on permanent stand by.

There are alternative means of cleaning (scrubbing) the exhaust gases of coventional power plants, and thus minimise CO2 emmissions. The electricity costs of these are lower, as are the capital costs for building them.

Those of you who think installing PV panels should look at Spain, what happened there when they lowered the FIT by 16 per cent in one day due to economic problems.
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Re: Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby kurupetos » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:16 pm

It's not just about money though. Renewable energy is home grown energy, which means we are less dependent from filthy countries, like Arabs. :wink:
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Re: Wind Power in Cyprus

Postby accessinfo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:41 am

would be interesting to find out whether we can ask the cypriot govt as to who built those wind turbines and where the money is going ;)
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