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Engineering360: "An offshore wind turbine of mammoth size"

09/16/2021 2:00 PM

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Re: An offshore wind turbine of mammoth size

09/19/2021 7:14 PM

Is the 16 MW the "label" capacity or the production averaged over a whole year? I've heard the average can be only 20% of the label/installed capacity.

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Re: An offshore wind turbine of mammoth size

09/20/2021 8:09 AM

Looks like that's about right, yeah:
https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/wind-energy-consumption-vs-installed-wind-energy-capacity
But designing turbines is a whole science (particularly relevant here: designing for cut-in and max wind speeds):
https://www.semprius.com/how-much-power-does-a-wind-turbine-produce/

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Re: An offshore wind turbine of mammoth size

09/20/2021 8:11 AM

Oops, here's working links:
Looks like that's about right, yeah:
https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/wind-energy-consumption-vs-installed-wind-energy-capacity
But designing turbines is a whole science (particularly relevant here: designing for cut-in and max wind speeds):
https://www.semprius.com/how-much-power-does-a-wind-turbine-produce/

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