Rethinking wind power - Harvard study shows it to be overestimated
Cambridge, Mass. - February 25, 2013 - "People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power-that it's one of the most scalable power sources," says Harvard applied physicist David Keith .
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#1 Feb 27, 2013
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Fact check: Harvard study misses real-world facts about wind power
Posted: 2013-02-27 Michael Goggin, AWEA Manager-Transmission Policy
A recent study errs in its assessment of potential wind energy resources by ignoring real-world data and experience and instead relying on crude theoretical modeling techniques. In reality, wind project developers and investors work closely with atmospheric scientists and other experts to make sure that their projects will produce as much as expected, and real-world data from large-scale wind installations in the US and Europe confirms that they do. Regardless of who is correct, the inescapable fact is that America's developable wind energy resources are many times greater than our country's energy needs.
Real-world data confirms large wind installations live up to expectations
The question posed by this research has already been answered with real-world experience, and the answer is that wind works.
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