GRA wrote:Back on topic, does anyone have a source for NM wind generation curves? While I've had no trouble finding the names, capacities and total annual production of NM wind farms, I've been unable to find any data such as is available for.....
Most wind farms really don't like to share their detailed data. They didn't like the idea that I was taking notes on their production trends straight off the trended data.
I was a visiting student, not like they could fire me.
Sage brush posted weather reports that show wind speed throughout the day here. Those weather reports precisely detail what I said happens here.
A typical non-GE wind turbine like the ones I was around/inside of they start turning at 4 or 5 mph of wind speed then start production at about 7 or 8 mph but this is only around 40kw. Then by 30 to 36mph they are at full power, most of the turbines around here are 1 to 2Mw.
In standby mode they draw 5 to 7kw.
Plus I don't know what the big deal is over wind power. It's economical, In most areas I don't believe it increases rates by any notable amount. If I was approached by a wind power company that wanted to build wind turbines on my land I would have them.