2020-03-28
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/33772-offshore-wind-load-factors-2015-january-wind-farm-turbine-onshore-capacity-revenue

Load Factors Reach New Heights

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As a result of the elevated wind speeds in January onshore wind load factors averaged 42%, and older offshore sites (pre-2016) reached an average of 52%.

Official Press Release Cornwall Insight:

Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015

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Highest offshore wind load factors recorded since 2015

Latest research from Cornwall Insight highlights that as a result of the elevated wind speeds experienced in January onshore wind load factors averaged 42% for the month, and older offshore sites (pre-2016) reached an average of 52%.

Newer (post-2016) windfarms fared much better with offshore wind farms load factors averaging 55%. These are some of the highest load factors recorded since the latter end of 2015. The below graph shows the monthly average load factors for wind technologies, across a sample of around 120 sites and is distinguished between offshore and onshore wind technologies, as well as by the commissioning year of the sites. ... More: Official Press Release Cornwall Insight

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offshore, wind load factors, 2015, January, wind farm, turbine, onshore, capacity, revenue







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