Friday, 29 January 2016
You've never seen so many percentages quoted in one document in all of your life !
% this - % that - % t'other
It's all just Smoke and Mirrors !
But right there, buried on Page 12 are the bits of data that tell all:
Total installed capacity: 128.8 GW
Total wind energy production: 284.02 TWh
That's a capacity factor of 25%
The probable average turbine will be 2 MW
So that's 64,400 [majestic] wind turbines.
Cumulatively, over their 20 year life-span, the EU's 64,400 wind turbines will deliver 5,680.4 TWh of (intermittent) low-carbon electricity.
Over its 60 year life-span, Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant will deliver 1,513.7 TWh of (24:7/on-demand) low-carbon electricity.
3.75 Hinkleys could deliver as many low-carbon units of electricity as all of the existing wind turbines scattered throughout the EU