Nov 042011

The Journeyman is supposed to be powered only by the wind and the sun. (Except it has an engine of course, but we’re talking about when we are sailing her!)

However my original ambitions that all electrical power was to come from the sun turns out to be a little optimistic. Especially when we are at anchor in cloudy weather, with lots of people on board using computers and staying up late at night with the lights on.

So to allow this to happen I installed a wind generator today. This will give a bit of extra juice during cloudy days, and also runs through the night. It’s much less power than the solar panels, but hopefully a good enough complement.

  One Response to “When it’s cloudy it’s usually windy…”

  1. raking in all the renewble energy subsidies … :-) not. but they ought to be coming your way!