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 Aug 28, 2008 - 08:37 AM - by Michael
* Wind Spike

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The New York Times covers the big flaw in the recent Wind Power hype - wind power is completely inconsistent in its generating capacity.

Apparently it's so bad that wind farms are having to turn off, cutting their output, just so they don't overload people's homes.

The basic problem is that many transmission lines, and the connections between them, are simply too small for the amount of power companies would like to squeeze through them. The difficulty is most acute for long-distance transmission, but shows up at times even over distances of a few hundred miles.

 

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