27 Jul '12, 2am

In Parts of India, Wind Energy Proving Cheaper than Coal

In Parts of India, Wind Energy Proving Cheaper than Coal

mohan That wind farm reportedly achieves a 30% capacity factor*. New wind turbines can achieve a capacity factor of over 50%. 50% PLANT LOAD FACTOR? Unheard of in the wind industry so far! Especially in India! The maximum that India has seen is around 37% that too in few locations of hilly areas in Karnataka. Even the 30% capacity factor in Maharashtra is ambitious, given the quality and class of wind there! http://ronaldbrak.blogspot.com.au/ Ronald Brak As the price of electricity can drop when the wind blows stiffly some people may be skimping on the size of generators in wind tubines as they figure they aren’t going to make money during periods of high winds, so they build a cheaper wind turines that produce less electricity overall but which are pretty good at generating electricity in low winds. This pushes up capacity factor and this may be occuring in India, althoug...

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