New research which has been carried out by Stuart Young Consulting has questioned the efficiency of wind farms finding they are less efficient than previously claimed. The report claims that wind farms produce just 10% of capacity for more than a third of the time. It also suggests that output is lowest during the times of peak demand. Based on it’s findings the report concluded that wind turbines cannot be relied upon to produce significant levels of power generation. The findings are certainly interesting but I think if wind power is used alongside other ways of generating power it can still be beneficial. I think most people realise that as yet there is not really a plausible alternative to nuclear power.
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