Guemes Island WA

January 2017

Dan Bartmann and I traveled to Guemes Island to install a 10′ homebrew turbine on the island. The turbine was to replace the machine installed at the General Store by Hugh Piggott during an SEI workshop That Hugh and Ian Woofenden (amongst others I think) taught on the island in 2003. For years it worked real well. The store changed ownership a couple of times, and was unoccupied for a bit. The turbine fell into disrepair so it was in need of replacing. Dan built a 10′ machine in CO and drove it out. Ian and I helped him install it. I also took care of a few other things for Ian such as inverter card upgrades and transitioning him to OpticsRE for remote monitoring/control.

Images have captions explaining a bit about whats happening.