Rethinking wind power

Feb 25, 2013 Full story: R & D

"People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power-that it's one of the most scalable power sources," says Harvard University applied physicist David Keith.

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David Ward

Washington, DC

#1 Feb 27, 2013
This report has been debunked in less than 24 hours!

Fact check: Harvard study misses real-world facts about wind power
Posted: 2013-02-27 Michael Goggin, AWEA Manager-Transmission Policy
A recent study errs in its assessment of potential wind energy resources by ignoring real-world data and experience and instead relying on crude theoretical modeling techniques. In reality, wind project developers and investors work closely with atmospheric scientists and other experts to make sure that their projects will produce as much as expected, and real-world data from large-scale wind installations in the US and Europe confirms that they do.

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