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Old 03-27-2019, 03:05 PM   #5450 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
*I was surprised to learn that today's GE wind turbines have better performance than all nuclear power plants had,for a mean,average,between 1970 and 1995.
Some of the nukes were rated as low as 47.8%.
What capacity factor are the best wind doing? I can't imagine 50%+. That would mean that on average, the wind was blowing such that the turbine was producing an average of at least half the maximum rated output. So days where it produced less than half would have to be made up on days that produced more than half.

I thought 1/3 was what to expect from wind and solar?
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