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Beta: Wind turbine prototype


elvis1
21-11-2012, 14:30
Bump up this please with the status of the project

gregoryfenton
04-11-2012, 11:30
Please fix the link.. (goes and checks if the thread is dated April First/Poisson D'Avril)

elvis1
04-11-2012, 04:55
Quote Originally Posted by oles@ovh.net
Hello,

As already announced, OVH has been investing in wind power for about a year. In contrast to all wind power projects, it is not a "financial" project but a technological project that we internally call a PoC: Proof Of Concept. It's pretty crazy. 1 year ago OVH decided to generate wind power but then at the same time we wanted to help a small startup business in Northern France, who want to develop a new generation of wind power. For now the market is completely blocked by 3-4 builders who have closed agreements with banks and therefore no other manufacturer of wind power can grow due to lack of funding. So to go against the flow of what's happening, we love it!

In short, we decided therefore to order the prototype for this wind power that nobody has ever built before and have advanced the funds to the start-ups so they can start buying the parts and build. This wind farm was established near Valenciennes. Seen from the highway next to Toyota. This is a prototype which must pass certification tests that will take several months. If all goes well then we can take it down and establish it in wind fields we have in Alsace. This field is currently empty and awaiting the wind farm. And since we do not want it to be just another standard field with old technologies, it is funded by ourselves without banks who do not want to hear about this project.

Here are some pictures of the establishment of the proto:
http://demo.ovh.net/fr/a416593c77375938996cb5bb8e1bf5fe

There's some information but a lot of technology is patented and so it is still a trade secret.

Hopefully in 2012 we will have our wind farm installed and generating electricity. The goal is to become autonomous in terms of energy production by around 2015. And thus provide hosting solutions that no longer depends on the price of energy. It's our internal goal.

But we have already spoken on a mailing list about this project which, if it works, will mean that we will be able to locate to other fields that are empty because for the moment they're not profitable enough given the method of financing them (totally speculative) and also due to changes in state policies. Why don't you invest in projects that kill 2 birds with one stone - to be a good investment, green energy production must create a true wind energy, wired throughout France that generates mass employment and a stable industry.

It all seems a bit mad. It is. But we believe in it. And when you see the first wind farm you will really want to see more...

Regards

Octave
Updates?

Andy
05-02-2011, 22:38
What he said. The CS staff translate it in the original post after it's been posted. I often post translations from Google for other members.

jonlewi5
05-02-2011, 22:35
Yeah its because the original post would have been made by oles and it would of been french, its common on here that if a member see's it before a mod they just translate it for everyone to read.

AdamD
05-02-2011, 22:32
No, I meant, why did Andy post the same post as a reply? Makes no sense.
Seems to happen quite frequently here

jonlewi5
01-02-2011, 21:32
It would have been translated into english....

check the edit times

(if thats what you mean?)

AdamD
01-02-2011, 21:16
Link doesn't work

And what's up with posting a broken copy of the original post? it serves no purpose.

Andy
24-01-2011, 13:17
Hello,
As already announced, OVH is investing in wind power for about
1 year. In contrast to all wind projects, it is not
a project "financial" but a technology project that
internally calls a PoC: Proof Of Concept. It's pretty crazy.
1 year ago OVH has decided to wind but otherwise and therefore
help a small startup in Northern France, which wants to
wind of a new generation. For now the market is
completely blocked by 3-4 builders who have been approved
upwind of banks and thus no other manufacturer of wind does
may not develop for lack of funding. And do
otherwise and against winds and tides us we love it!

In short, we decided therefore to control the prototype of this
wind that nobody has ever built before and we
advanced the funds for start-ups can buy
parts and build it. The wind was up next
Valenciennes. Seen from the highway next to Toyota.
This is a prototype which must pass the certification tests
this will take several months. If all goes well then
we can ... it apart and put it up on
.... the fields of wind we have in Alsace. This field
is currently empty and awaiting the wind. And as
do not want it to be just another standard field with
older technology, it is funded by ourselves without
banks that do not want to hear about this project.

Here are some pictures of the establishment of the proto:
http://demo.ovh.net/fr/a416593c77375...cb5bb8e1bf5fe/

They are small on purpose. A lot of techno are patented
and there is still a trade secret.

Hopefully in 2012 we will have our wind farm
installed and generating electricity. The goal is to become
autonomous in terms of energy production around 2015. And
and provide hosting solutions which are priced
depends more on energy costs. It's our internal goal.

But we have already spoken on a mailing list that this project,
if it works, has the vocation to relocate to other fields
which are currently empty, as not sufficiently profitable account
funding required to mode (totally speculative) and therefore
changes in state policies. Why do not you
propose to invest in such projects to be
three birds with one stone: to be a good investment, production
green energy, creation of a real wind Wired
France, which generate a mass industrial employment and stable.

All this seems pretty crazy. It is. But we believe we.
And when we see what was the first wind really want
see more ...

Regards
Octave

oles@ovh.net
24-01-2011, 10:54
Hello,

As already announced, OVH has been investing in wind power for about a year. In contrast to all wind power projects, it is not a "financial" project but a technological project that we internally call a PoC: Proof Of Concept. It's pretty crazy. 1 year ago OVH decided to generate wind power but then at the same time we wanted to help a small startup business in Northern France, who want to develop a new generation of wind power. For now the market is completely blocked by 3-4 builders who have closed agreements with banks and therefore no other manufacturer of wind power can grow due to lack of funding. So to go against the flow of what's happening, we love it!

In short, we decided therefore to order the prototype for this wind power that nobody has ever built before and have advanced the funds to the start-ups so they can start buying the parts and build. This wind farm was established near Valenciennes. Seen from the highway next to Toyota. This is a prototype which must pass certification tests that will take several months. If all goes well then we can take it down and establish it in wind fields we have in Alsace. This field is currently empty and awaiting the wind farm. And since we do not want it to be just another standard field with old technologies, it is funded by ourselves without banks who do not want to hear about this project.

Here are some pictures of the establishment of the proto:
http://demo.ovh.net/fr/a416593c77375938996cb5bb8e1bf5fe

There's some information but a lot of technology is patented and so it is still a trade secret.

Hopefully in 2012 we will have our wind farm installed and generating electricity. The goal is to become autonomous in terms of energy production by around 2015. And thus provide hosting solutions that no longer depends on the price of energy. It's our internal goal.

But we have already spoken on a mailing list about this project which, if it works, will mean that we will be able to locate to other fields that are empty because for the moment they're not profitable enough given the method of financing them (totally speculative) and also due to changes in state policies. Why don't you invest in projects that kill 2 birds with one stone - to be a good investment, green energy production must create a true wind energy, wired throughout France that generates mass employment and a stable industry.

It all seems a bit mad. It is. But we believe in it. And when you see the first wind farm you will really want to see more...

Regards

Octave