Battery maintenance could be the subject of a complete article (see “Flooded Lead-Acid Battery Maintenance” in HP98 for more information). Owners of battery-based systems will need to follow a basic maintenance procedure:
Before climbing or lowering a tower, fully inspect all components accessible from the ground. Any serious problems must be corrected before climbing the tower.
Most home-scale wind installation companies receive several calls each year from system owners with turbines that have been orphaned by their original installer but still need inspection or repair. Although we apply the following procedures on all inspections, we always take a much harder look at an unknown installation.
Before You Climb