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New record for Nora

The Nordtank 500kW generated 128.83MWh for February, it’s highest output yet since operating, and beating the previous best in May 2011 (127MWh). The capacity factor for the month was an astonishing 37%, and on the 23rd February the turbine hit

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Turbine operational again

The Nordtank 500 is operational once more following SPEN’s work on the switchgear. Nora started turning again on Weds 29th January.

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Nordtank shut down as DNO seeks to re-energise the site

The Nordtank 500, ‘Nora’, is to be out of operation for another week or so as we await re-energisation of the turbine by the Distribution Network Operator, Scottish Power Manweb. Nora has been down for a week or so already,

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Monitoring bat activity

Exeter University has been monitoring bat activity around the Nordtank over the summer 2013. This is part of an ongoing research project to establish the interactions between bats and turbines and what evidence there is of collision risk and barotrauma.

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April generation

Nora generated a very healthy 94MWh for April 2013. So remember on those wet westerly days it’s not all glum … our generation does well.

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If you’re not part of the solution …

The following Blog was posted on the Otesha website (http://www.otesha.org.uk) by a daughter of one of our committee members in October 2011. Hope you don’t mind if we indulge ourself by publishing it here but it captures the raging debate

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‘Nora’ dealing well with the easterlies

Our Nordtank 500kW turbine has been coping pretty well with the weather of late, and enjoying the stiff, fairly constant easterly winds. She went down over the weekend (23-24th March 2013) with the extreme gusty winds and some grid problems,

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Date for Annual General Meeting

To all shareholders, please be advised that we expect to host the next annual general meeting at the usual venue of the Panperthog school house, near Machynlleth on Saturday the 18th May, 2013. Notifications have been sent out. Evextahupe The

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Welcome to the our new website!

Finally we’ve got around to improving the website, through which we hope to offer up more for our members and those interested in community energy schemes. We hope you enjoy the new look and that you’ll stay in touch through

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