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Old 05-31-2019, 11:18 AM   #5908 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
Wind does not shut down several times daily? Especially those >2MW mills that are hundreds of meters tall almost always have enough wind to keep producing at least some power uninterrupted for months on end.
At least over here they do.

Our polders have been kept dry by wind mills for over 4 centuries. There have been floods by dike breakthroughs, but never by rain and no wind.
The larger a wind turbine is, the better it works - we are up to 8-12MW units now. One single revolution can power a house for a day.

We can also deploy high flying autonomous tethered wind turbine systems, that get 1/2 mile altitude without a tower.. They can even have portable bases (i.e. they are trucks), and can be moved as needed.
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