Scotland — Wind turbines less efficient than claimed

Quixotes Last Stand

News24 — November 3, 2012

The use of coal and nuclear energy to drive power stations has attracted more and more dissension in the power generating industry.  The obvious solution which usually arises from discussion in the field is ”Use wind power ”The use of wind power may have its advantages but, too, its disadvantages. The obvious disadvantage is lack of wind and a second important disadvantage is the poor efficiency to be had from Wind turbines and on wind farms. People seldom equate efficiency with the kinetic energy of the wind.

A study was carried out to determine the wind energy generated by dozens of wind farms, the majority which are in Scotland .between November 2009 and 2010.  Overall they actually ran at 22% of capacity.It is commonly expected that the wind farm runs at 33% capacity over a period of a year.

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