I am concerned about shipping
costs as well. I am in Hong Kong
, and 2 packages weighing 50 pounds each is not going to be cheap
(from the info I have researched).
As I have a motor
yacht, and am trying to be creative by extending the stern flybridge hardtop supports above the hardtop to mount them on the outside corners of the hardtop. I am told in an email
this week that there is an additional $500 USD to modify the two mounting brackets. My info from the video was each pair is custom made for $2,800 a set... I guess that using a flat piece of metal in my simple plan costs more then the curved metal to match the shape of a sailing mast for the mounting brackets.. Seems odd.
That additional cost brings the price
of a pair over $3,300 USD.
I like the entire concept
of the vertical access wind turbine, but I do not think they would provide as much power within 24 hours as I can get from Solar panels
in only a few hours a day.
The lack of data for units that are installed to show they are a benefit in real world situations is one thing that is holding me back, as to justify the cost... I am thinking about making my own, at least that way I am having fun, and could use a standard style vertical generator
that has the 3-phase AC output that I can rectify close to the battery
bank so I don't have as much current
loss with the 30 feet of cable between each generator and the bank. The Mast-R is DC output. But there is always the possibility to just use a oversized cable to accommodate that as DC brushless motors are vertically maintenance