Geoff, our hardworking Endurance wind turbine at Croft West was nearly struck by lightening in a spectacular New Year’s Eve storm at Redruth, which covered the ground in hailstones, struck the neighbouring turbine, and fused the local area grid.
Geoff’s fuses, some operating software and the local grid had to be repaired, by locally based Capture Energy, ably co-ordinated by our Technical Director, James Mansfield. As Geoff was down for more than 5 days, we are claiming under our insurance policy for repairs and for down time. We can claim for lost income if more than five days generation is lost.
We hope that such acts of God don’t happen again! I must say, as I was visiting Geoff specially to say hello on January 2nd, I was surprised to see him taking a holiday