The Anonymous Widower

Are These Turbines An Alternative To Solar Panels?

I took this picture yesterday of the Ventum Dynamics turbine on Skegness Pier.

On the Ventum Dynamics web site, there are several pictures of buildings with flat roofs, that have several turbines on each.

I have some thoughts.

Connecting The Turbines

The Skegness turbine has been installed to light up the pier, but it doesn’t seem to have masses of cabling!

So can one of these turbines or a whole fleet of them be connected up by a qualified electrician, who is familiar with connecting up solar panels?

It would certainly, be a positive feature if they could, as these turbines could be another string to the bow of a solar power company.

I would design them to be electrically interchangeable with solar panels, so that roofs could be covered by a mixture of both solar and wind power.

Will We See more Hybrid Systems?

Cleve Hill Solar Park in Kent is being built as a solar park with a battery close to the London Array offshore wind farm.

I can see batteries and Ventum’s turbines being added to solar farms.


Ventum’s turbines are both an alternative and a partner to solar panels.


April 5, 2023 - Posted by | Energy | , , , ,


  1. According to webpage it will deliver 2kw max but in force 6 wind down to 140W in a light breeze so you would need a lot of them and would reckon solar was better for a flat roofed building.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | April 5, 2023 | Reply

    • Si far today, I’ve used about 6.5 kWh. So that’s about 300 W.

      Comment by AnonW | April 5, 2023 | Reply

      • averaged over an hour it might be 300W but you would need a battery pack to meet the peaks but shows what the art of the possible is but of course it wont come cheap.

        Comment by Nicholas Lewis | April 6, 2023

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