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Originally Posted by Valiente View Post
I think wind power is generally a great idea.


One of the criticisms of wind turbine power is its intermittant nature. If used to feed directly into the electrical grid (after transformation to AC, one assumes), this criticism is correct. What needs to be built is a storage facility that includes co-generation in concert with the wind power.
One of the solutions wind power proponents have is that you put enough installations across a wide enough geographic area so that there never is a serious or persistent wind shortage. "It's always windy somewhere." The key is to feed a shared grid, not to rely on one installation to provide power only to its immediate vicinity. And if solar is part of the mix, then you hopefully have sunshine somewhere when the wind's not blowing, and conversely wind when the weather is cloudy.

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