24 Apr '11, 10pm

Petersen's Wind Power Paradigm Paralysis | Alternative Energy Stocks

Petersen's Wind Power Paradigm Paralysis | Alternative Energy Stocks

An excellent refutation of Pedersen's conclusion. I was going to reply to his article, but you've done a much better job. This point is utter nonsense: "wind power will never be stable or reliable enough to serve the needs of an industrialized society." For proof, have a look at Spain's electricity grid: https://demanda.ree.es/demanda.html It's in Spanish, but it's relatively straight forward. Wind is consistently providing 20% of that country's electricity supply, and on many days, it is up around 30%. One can also see the diverse mix of sources currently being used. One point: I think your figures regarding coal's capacity factors are rather high. According to the EIA, in 2009, U.S. coal plants had an average capacity factor of 63%. In any case, wind and solar have consistently brushed aside the limits that were estimated for grid penetration. It was said that wind could...

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