Connectivity Could Be a Stabilizing Force in Wind Power

Apr 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Energy Conservation, Wind

Like most other sources of alternative energy, the wind can be intermittent. It does not blow uniformly, so power output from wind turbines rises and falls. And when the wind doesn’t blow at all, output drops to zero.

If the proportion of electricity supplied by wind were to grow to, say, 20 percent or more, it would become increasingly difficult to handle the fluctuations in output.

via Observatory – Connectivity Could Be a Stabilizing Force in Wind Power – NYTimes.com.

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