Normandy, 11.24hrs Christmas eve, wind now down to 60.3Kmh.
EDF has been out for 8 hours now, but no issue for us as we have are own power supply. Bit like rubbing salt in to all the other folk in the Valley of the Touques though, as I had to leave the house lights on all night to keep the system loaded and excessive electricity being generated by the Wind turbines is not dumped/wasted.
No 1 PV 1.5kw Tracker, failed bottom actuator mount, an old superseded design, (6mm thick steel plate ripped like paper), so just strapped it into East facing position, flapped about a bit, scary.
Normally if I here that a storm is coming all 5kw's trackers go into storm position, ie flat. (these are a flat surface 4m by 5m approx.) But I made a deliberate decision to leave them in East facing position to see how they faired.
No2 PV Tracker has a fault in the actuator ram so is not active at present, and its Christmas so it can wait.
No 2, 3.7m diameter wind turbine, (Hugh Piggott design but with my new design of fiberglass blades as Hugh normally Hugh carves his from American Cedar) finally lost a blade, found it 200m away in a hedge, the tail had jumped off so the turbine was no longer facing the wind. This early design of blade has been troublesome since installed, so something was expected. I have a new set ready/manufactured and will fit them when the weather permits, but this set has an internal I beam/stringer that should be bullet proof. ( I now will examine the broken one and amend/consolidate the new design.)
No 3, Turbine is down at present as it has a new PMG, (Permanent Magnet Generation) unit going on, (I made this in the summer but like most things its finding time)
The chicken run has been blown down, with the chicken house being blown over the wall garden wall, so now has good old concrete blocks on. Slightly funny watching a chicken getting blown along, Even my plastic sheep electric fence poles are all at 45 degrees.
Now where is my chainsaw to cut a frozen turkey in half, so it fits in the microwave, LOL.