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Old 07-03-20, 09:24 AM   #2
CrankyDoug
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Perhaps I am missing something. You have solar panels facing in two directions, mounted to a single pole such that a 5mph wind will result in rotational oscillation from vortex shedding. I estimate collapse at 10mph.

Then you top it with a wind generator that needs 10mph to produce perhaps half its rated output, while concurrently shading the PV's.

And it can be grid-tied to sell electricity back to the power company when not powering a single desktop computer. With CE/UL/NFPA certification?

All for $3000, putting it at $1.50 per wishful watt, higher than a well designed DIY PV installation that won't self-destruct in a wind gust.

We don't mind seeing new products here, as long as you don't mind critique from a bunch of engineers who've seen this stuff before.
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