Seasonal Performace

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There is a significant differences in the various factors from season to season. 

You can see that the worst performing season is the summer.  Right when we may have a hot summer (like we did in 2010), and everyone’s AC was going full tilt, we have the worst performance of wind.  The Median Capacity Factor is a mere 7%.  Half the time output is less than 8% name plate.

To rub salt in the wound, the percent of time of no wind is 23%, almost a quarter of the time.  Where as the other seasons are all below 15% of the time of no output.

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  1. […] first graph is the month of July in 2010 of the actual wind energy on an hourly […]

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