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Old Posted Apr 26, 2014, 2:27 AM
BrownTown BrownTown is offline
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I wonder just how accurate that map really is. Just looking at the area I live in I can see some projects under construction that aren't shown. Also, it significantly overstates wind and solar projects for two reasons. First it is going on installed capacity and not average generation which makes wind and solar seem much bigger than they really are because for the same capacity a coal/nuclear/gas plant can produce 2-3 times as much as a wind farm and 4-5 times as much as a solar plant. Also, the largest circle it shows is for projects 377MW and larger, but in the power generation world a 377MW project is considered rather small. This makes a lot of the small solar and wind projects look much more significant than they really are in the greater scheme of things. I'm all for being in favor of renewable energy, but this graph isn't a very honest comparison of different fuels.
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