12 Apr '11, 9pm

Why Geographic Diversification Smooths Wind Power | Alternative ...: The output of West- and North-west facing p...

Why Geographic Diversification Smooths Wind Power | Alternative ...: The output of West- and North-west facing p...

It still looks terribly variable to me and as I noted in our earlier e-mail correspondence I tend to believe that proving a lack of correlation is not enough. The whole theory of geographic dispersal is that the wind will be blowing hard enough at points B and C to offset weak wind conditions at point A. The only way I know to prove that point is to take statistically valid samples from each location, put them all together in a monster spreadsheet, turn the crank and see what comes out. I'm a great respecter of proprietary data but if a wind energy advocate wants me to support the widespread deployment of wind, he damned sure better be ready to give me enough hard data to double check his representations that geographic dispersion will significantly mitigate variability. Since I won't buy a marketable security without doing my homework and testing management's representati...

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