Our windmill is up and running and producing energy for us and the nieghborhood!

morning glory windmill

morning glory windmill

The windmill is steadily pumping out electricity and I gathered some data to share with you all.
The turbine survived a direct lightning strike on Thursday Aug 5th  just as it is supposed to.
So a snapshot of time for our 50Kw turbine:
                  24hrs ending 12 noon on Friday the 6th
Farm’s total energy use: 569 KwH
Windmill Production for same period: 208 KWh
                  24hrs ending 12 noon on Thursday the 5th
Farm’s total energy use: 669 KwH
Windmill Production for same period: 442 KWh
                   24hrs ending 12 noon on Wednesday the 4th
Farm’s total energy use: 640 KwH
Windmill Production for same period: 420 KWh
This is a snapshot of the production, we will not really know what it is capable of until we see a full year of production (the best wind times are in the winter of course). 
Our stand and farm operation is at full tempo now at the start of August and I expect that these are peak energy use numbers.  The greenhouse fans run near non stop trying to cool the greenhouses and the many freezers and coolers we have are working very hard in the heat and humidity.  With about 18 people living and showering with us.  I look forward to comparing these peak use numbers with winter time peak production numbers. 
I hope you all find this as interesting and exciting as we all do here.  I will continue to update this blog with windmill stats and we are working on a windmill production data display down at the store.