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The power of multiples: Connecting wind farms can make a more reliable - and cheaper - power source
Date:11/21/2007

capacity would decrease delivered power by 9.8 percentnot a 20 percent reduction, because the farm is not producing its maximum possible output all the time.

Archer said that if the United States and other countries each started to organize the siting and interconnection of new wind farms based on a master plan, the power supply could be smoothed out and transmission requirements could be reduced, decreasing the cost of wind energy. This could result in the large-scale market penetration of wind energyalready the most inexpensive clean renewable electric power sourcewhich could contribute significantly to an eventual solution to global warming, as well as reducing deaths from urban air pollution.


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