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Indeed 24 MW would be eight 3 MW turbines, which as low-wind turbines with 100-m-plus diameters would need separating distances of nearly a kilometre in the prevailing wind direction – at most half of that would seem more realistic.

Based on the 2,900 TWh-a-year figure, they seem to have considered an average capacity factor of 27.8% (probably realistic if we consider low-wind turbines with high towers), thus an average power of 6.7 MW. Still way above that 1 MW or even the 2-4 MW of local models.

I'll look for the report and check their assumptions.

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

by DoDo on Wed Jun 12th, 2013 at 03:04:07 PM EST
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