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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 10:37 PM
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44. What's the capacity factor of Altamont?
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  -Wind power not doing too well in the UK. TheMadMonk  Apr-09-11 06:54 AM   #0 
  - Put them where there is a lot of wind. Average output will be higher.  geckosfeet   Apr-09-11 07:28 AM   #1 
  - Apparently the UK is the 'windiest' European country  Bosonic   Apr-09-11 07:41 AM   #2 
     - Actually the study has a bit of ambiguity...  kristopher   Apr-09-11 08:10 AM   #4 
  - Interesting, but it isn't possible to assess the validity of this study without more information.  kristopher   Apr-09-11 08:03 AM   #3 
  - With fifty percent of the capacity, it's a fair first approximation...  TheMadMonk   Apr-09-11 09:57 AM   #5 
  - I disagree, it is not a fair approximation. It has some merit, but only to raise questions.  kristopher   Apr-09-11 11:01 AM   #6 
     - Kris, you yourself have posted a number of studies that show only up to 20% wind or so  txlibdem   Apr-09-11 12:11 PM   #11 
        - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-09-11 12:39 PM   #14 
  - They have all that they can meter  Confusious   Apr-09-11 09:25 PM   #21 
  - How confident are you on the substation/grid point?  FBaggins   Apr-09-11 09:39 PM   #24 
  - It's a first step toward getting accurate performance data  txlibdem   Apr-09-11 11:31 AM   #7 
  - This isn't a "first step"; it is an outlier.  kristopher   Apr-09-11 11:47 AM   #8 
     - How does a factual analysis make it a hit piece?  txlibdem   Apr-09-11 11:59 AM   #9 
     - I described the problems with the study in post #3  kristopher   Apr-09-11 12:20 PM   #12 
     - Only what is "seen" by the NG, yes, but if you read on...  txlibdem   Apr-09-11 01:28 PM   #16 
     - He took every wind farm he could meter  Confusious   Apr-09-11 09:27 PM   #22 
     - It makes renewables look bad  Confusious   Apr-09-11 04:20 PM   #19 
        - That is why I am confused by all the attacks on the OP  txlibdem   Apr-09-11 05:08 PM   #20 
        - Do you really think that anyone thinks or proposes that wind is 100%  madokie   Apr-09-11 09:54 PM   #25 
           - The way some of you act,  Confusious   Apr-10-11 01:59 AM   #27 
     - You don't think these numbers are accurate?  XemaSab   Apr-09-11 12:03 PM   #10 
        - What about the other 50% of wind turbines that were not in the study?  kristopher   Apr-09-11 12:33 PM   #13 
           - It says in the report  Confusious   Apr-09-11 09:29 PM   #23 
           - Pre-agregate all you like. You can not properly smooth a mix of intermittent...  TheMadMonk   Apr-09-11 11:11 PM   #26 
              - Problems  Confusious   Apr-10-11 02:09 AM   #28 
              - Take a look at Alexandria one day. Much of its Roman understory...  TheMadMonk   Apr-10-11 09:57 PM   #32 
                 - Don't get me wrong, I agree with you, mostly  Confusious   Apr-10-11 11:46 PM   #33 
                    - Where I come from stormwater and sewage are kept separate.  TheMadMonk   Apr-11-11 02:17 AM   #35 
                       - What do you mean by "non-potable" water?  XemaSab   Apr-11-11 02:30 AM   #36 
                       - non-potable Not considered suitable for drinking or cooking.  TheMadMonk   Apr-11-11 03:35 AM   #37 
                       - I watched some talk about using all the available resource  Confusious   Apr-11-11 06:25 PM   #41 
                          - Don't assume plants are like humans  XemaSab   Apr-11-11 11:42 PM   #47 
                             - I was talking about plants that can't handle the sun  Confusious   Apr-12-11 12:01 AM   #48 
              - I like your heat storage idea  txlibdem   Apr-11-11 09:20 AM   #38 
                 - PV --> Heat pumps. Run them backwards for electricity out.  TheMadMonk   Apr-11-11 10:10 PM   #42 
  - Install them on the steps of parliament. nt  donco   Apr-09-11 12:58 PM   #15 
  - Install them on the rooftops of every building in London  txlibdem   Apr-09-11 01:32 PM   #17 
  - Yawn - wind power is economically viable and produces significant amounts of electricity in the UK  jpak   Apr-09-11 01:59 PM   #18 
  - Wind Power in the UK  arachadillo   Apr-10-11 02:02 PM   #29 
  - The problem with "planning" for 25%  XemaSab   Apr-10-11 04:36 PM   #30 
  - Wind Power Math  arachadillo   Apr-11-11 03:27 PM   #40 
     - Your summary is flawed in several places. This might help.  kristopher   Apr-12-11 12:11 AM   #49 
     - Read the Article  arachadillo   Apr-12-11 11:42 AM   #51 
        - No  Yo_Mama   Apr-12-11 03:46 PM   #52 
     - Hope you enjoyed your visit to Texas!  txlibdem   Apr-12-11 06:49 AM   #50 
  - Good summary, and welcome to DU!  txlibdem   Apr-11-11 10:31 AM   #39 
  - Not surprising - it is to be expected.  PamW   Apr-10-11 05:04 PM   #31 
  - ONOZ!  XemaSab   Apr-11-11 12:46 AM   #34 
  - What are the current capacity factors of Fukushima-Daiichi units 1, 2, 3 & 4 ?  jpak   Apr-11-11 10:21 PM   #43 
     - What's the capacity factor of Altamont?  XemaSab   Apr-11-11 10:37 PM   #44 
        - Greater than zero - which is more than the collective capacity factors of those nukes  jpak   Apr-11-11 11:33 PM   #45 
  - Nuclear power not doing so well in Japan  jpak   Apr-11-11 11:39 PM   #46 

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