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Ellsworth, IllinoisTwin Groves Wind Farm near Ellsworth, Illinois, May 29, 2019 - photo by David ProeberJun 03, 2020
Fire: Texas, March 8, 2020Fire, March 8, 2020, between Taft and Portland, TexasMar 11, 2020
Foundation slabThe steel and concrete base of the wind turbine is built on this foundation - photo by Uwe EichlerDec 29, 2019
Wind turbine baseSteel rebar ready for the concrete - photo by Uwe EichlerDec 29, 2019

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Amazon Wind Farm, North CarolinaThe Amazon Wind Farm, the state's first large-scale commercial wind-generation project, comprises 104 2-megawatt wind turbines, each nearly 500 feet tall and covers 22,000 acres in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties (photo by Don Carrington, Carolina Journal)
Wind-power generation does not correlate with demandWind-power generation (blue), insolation (gold), and power demand (red) time series data show wind energy's poor correlation with demand. Thirty days of data collected in April 2010 from Bonneville Power Administration are superimposed and normalized to their maximum values. Average values are in color-highlighted black lines. From Barnhart et al., DOI:10.1039/C3EE41973H
Liberty leading the peopleBy courtesy of Färingtofta Norra (Sweden), via, with apologies to Eugène Delacroix
Correlation of wind production and demand essentially randomHourly data from 1 year on the Bonneville Power Authority grid in the Pacific Northwest - With load on the y-axis and wind generation on the x-axis, it is clear that at any load, wind generation was anywhere from 0 to ~1,200 MW and 0 to ~600 MW in the summer months. (Positive correlation means that as load increases, so does wind generation; negative correlation means that as load increases, wind generation decreases; perfect correlation is expressed as 1.0.)
North Rhine–Westphalia, GermanyWind turbines near Paderborn in eastern North Rhine–Westphalia, Germany - photo by courtesy of Gegenwind Borchen
Stetson Mountain, MaineStetson Mountain, Maine - notice the utility vehicles - from Gary Steinberg
Size comparisonsFrom Regroupement pour le Développement Durable des Appalaches, Québec
Brown Hill Range, Hallett, South AustraliaBrown Hill Range, Hallett, South Australia

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