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Offshore wind farm generates 200m kWh

As of Sept 6, 2011, the offshore wind farm, China's first, which operates 34 wind turbineseach with a capacity of 3MW, had generated more than 200 million kWh of power since it startedoperation in June 2010. The wind farm has saved 86,000 tons of standard coal each year and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 237,400 tons

This suggests that the windfarm produced 2,000 full hours in 14 or 15 months (plus rampup?), so a capacity factor significantly below 20%, which is really, really low (European offshore is typically above 40%)

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 03:54:26 AM EST
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is that poorer tech, or just less wind?

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 04:38:14 AM EST
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poor tech seems the more plausible answer, given the gap between what you'd expect and what they are achieving.

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 07:09:57 AM EST
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of the Chinese model : build your industry with massive orders, never mind about the quality, then get it right with the second generation.

We've seen the results with high speed rail.

Apparently the build-up of terrestrial wind in China has seen a lot of low-performing parks too.

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by eurogreen on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 07:17:39 AM EST
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by asdf on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 10:30:17 AM EST
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