Much of the conventional wisdom about wind says that you don’t get any production during heat waves. While this is party true – winter winds are much stronger – it is not entirely true. Yesterday was a good example.
Archive for May, 2007
I don’t get it. There are hundreds of turbines on the ground in North America, awaiting permits to be erected. Every wind publication you open talks about a new factory being announced or opened in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Fort Erie, the Gaspe, Oklahoma, or Colorado and expansions of factories are routine. The production capacity of the wind industry must surely be expanding at a rapid rate. The largest markets, such as Germany or Spain, are maturing, and will be lucky to install as much wind this year as they did last year.
It was a good production day in Ferndale yesterday. From noon until midnight, the wind farm produced at an average of about 90% of its capacity.