EPRI reported that the ridgeline facility in Searsburg, Vermont, produced no electricity at all – not even a trickle – almost 40% of the time:
“On average, the Searsburg turbines generate electricity more than 60% of the time. … Individual turbines generated electricity 51% to 75% of the time during the third year, and from 45% to 77% of the time during the second year. The turbine generation time is related to both wind speed and availability.”
A summary of the data in this document along with further discussion of the Searsburg facility in southern Vermont is available at AWEO.org.
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