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At 160 MW Horns rev is the biggest offshore wind farm in the world, which makes it massive in my mind.

Actually, Horns Rev is kind of a pilot plant, and not that big compared to planned full-scale parks, which could reach 1000 MW capacity. (And it is not the biggest even of those operating, although Nysted bests it only by 5.6 MW.) Thus it shall come as no surprise that there are US wind farms on land that are bigger, the biggest 662 MW.

That can't be equal to 25 Maglev trains.

The 25 number was for normal high-speed trains, and it was my error to apply a capacity factor twice... you could make that 200 trains, given that the ICE-3 maximum power is 8 MW (The TGV is 10% higher), or even more if you contemplate that they don't use maximum power except during acceleration and climbing grades, and feed back power on descent and during braking.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 08:25:54 AM EST
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