Wind Turbines Epic Fail When It Is Cold, Epic Fail When It Is Hot
The wind turbine one of the most sacred symbols of the Church of Climatology, these blots on the landscape blight communities, kill birds en masse and generate very little electricity when demand is at its peak.
In the recent very cold winter in Britain the wind farms actually consumed more energy than they produced, while in Canada a $200 million dollar wind farm was frozen solid for weeks.
In the United States Texas is in the grip of a heat wave which has set record demands for electricity and as usual the wind farms have failed spectacularly:
Hot? Don’t count on wind energy to cool you down. That’s the lesson emerging from the stifling heat wave that’s hammering Texas.
Over the past week or so, Texans have been consuming record-breaking quantities of electricity, and ERCOT, the state’s grid operator, has warned of rolling blackouts if customers don’t reduce their consumption.
Texas has 10,135 megawatts of installed wind-generation capacity. That’s nearly three times as much as any other state. But during three sweltering days last week, when the state set new records for electricity demand, the state’s vast herd of turbines proved incapable of producing any serious amount of power.
Consider the afternoon of August 2, when electricity demand hit 67,929 megawatts. Although electricity demand and prices were peaking, output from the state’s wind turbines was just 1,500 megawatts, or about 15 percent of their total nameplate capacity. Put another way, wind energy was able to provide only about 2.2 percent of the total power demand even though the installed capacity of Texas’s wind turbines theoretically equals nearly 15 percent of peak demand. This was no anomaly. On four days in August 2010, when electricity demand set records, wind energy was able to contribute just 1, 2, 1, and 1 percent, respectively, of total demand.
The same reports from all around the world wind turbines do not work, they do however provide massive taxpayer funded subsidies for the corporations involved in manufacturing them, and the tax payers in return get over priced and unreliable electricity supplies.
Sooner or later the politicians that climbed on the global warming band wagon will have to get off and admit they got it wrong, until that distant day we are all going to have to pay in cold hard money the price of their vanity and inability to admit they were wrong.
Posted on August 13, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, COP16, COP17, Green Lies, ManBearPig, Oh FFS, Renewables, Wind Power and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Britain, Chris Huhne, Church of Climatology, David Cameron, Texas, Wind Turbine. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.