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We're comparing apples and oranges. A 2.5 MW turbine requires no obstacles in a 125,000 m^2 area around it [I'm assuming a nominal efficiency of 20 W/m^2 as we have calculated months ago when comparing wind farms with nuclear powers, and the like).

So in terms of the area needed, wind and solar come to about the same.

I think building a square kilometre of solar paners is more polluting than 40 2.5MW turbines. Or is it?

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 11:23:59 AM EST
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