Saturday, January 08, 2011

Wind Farms Don't Work in the Cold: Why it's No Use Waiting for Turbines to Keep us Warm as the Snow Returns

Britain’s wind farms almost ground to a halt during the coldest spells in December, it has emerged.

As temperatures plunged below zero and demand for electricity soared, figures reveal that most of the country’s 3,000 wind turbines were virtually still, energy experts say.

During some of the chilliest weather, they were working at less than one-hundredth of capacity, producing electricity for fewer than 30,000 homes.


So let me get this right. They don't work in the cold, they don't work when it's too windy, they don't work when it is calm.  No fucking use at all then!!!

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