Wind energy unreliable, says E.On

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E.ON, based in Duesseldorf, Germany, is one of the world’s leading energy companies
They should know – they build wind farms. Germany is in the process of building over 20 new coal plants.

Source: Energy Digital

Wind energy is so unreliable that even if 13,000 turbines are built to meet EU renewable energy targets, they could be relied on to provide only seven percent of the country’s peak winter electricity demand, according to a leading power company E.On.

E.On has argued that so little wind blows during the coldest days of winter that 92 percent of installed wind capacity would have to be backed up by traditional power stations.

Full story at Source: Energy Digital

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2 Responses to “Wind energy unreliable, says E.On”

  1. agenda 21 Says:

    We know industrial wind power is a waste of time.
    The developers cannot back up their claims and the governments follow suit with the developers.
    The c02 savings claimed are ridiculous and will only line their pockets on the backs of the taxpayers through insane carbon taxes or cap and trade

  2. Lynne Says:

    I wonder if they will tell this to George Smitherman who recently discussed taking a trip to Germany to study wind energy. Not likely!

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