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Dear Joy and Mike:
My husband and I are sold on our Mallards. We purchased two in 2007 and in December, 2008 received a shipment from you for two more. They are an excellent addition to a solar power.
We felt given the positive experience we have had that we should share our story regarding our "off the grid" living.
Our original purchase was two of the Mallard 800E wind generator with the carbon fiber blades. During the year these two have been up and running they have survived a night of straight line winds and tornados in Feb. and the remnants of Hurricane Ike this fall. Each time they survived like champs and we were the only ones in the area where we live with power.
In Feb. we were expecting thunderstorms. There was no mention of high winds (over 40 MPH) or tornados. We were quite surprised when straight line winds and tornados were seen. In fact, one of our neighbors lost their barn in the storms. The Mallards both quacked like ducks through the storms and produced enough power to see us through several days.
Then in the fall with Ike we were expecting winds around 25 to 30 MPH so we left the wind generators up and running. Ike surprised everyone and came in with much higher winds. The constant wind speed reached 50 to 60 MPH. We kept our fingers crossed and kept an ear out for our Mallards. The faster the wind blew the louder the Mallards got. Then to our surprise, our wind meter beeped - erroring out at 99.9 MPH. We looked out the windows and Mallards were still up and quacking. On several more occassions during the wind storm the wind meter errored out but the Mallards stayed up and running. As the winds had gotten so strong so fast we were unable to get them down. By the time we were reaching the height of the storm (about four hours into it) we had so much power that we had to turn on everything in the house. By the end of the storm the diversion load couldn't even keep up. Our Mallard 800E wind generators came through the storm without any damage.
The Cooks, Kentucky
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