Anyone got institutional access to Elsevier journals?
This paper looks most interesting:
Written by an independent consultancy and funded by the Renewable Energy Foundation, the report says backup electricity plants will be needed to meet demand during calm conditions.
Published online in the journal Energy Policy, the study confirms concerns among critics that wind around Britain is too volatile to provide reliable energy.
Here’s the money shot:
At 6pm on February 2 2006 – the point of peak electricity demand for the whole year – wind farms would have been unable to provide any power at all, researchers found.
So far it seems that the thrust of the report is that wind farms simply won’t work. At a cost of £100 billion.
Update, got it, ta Milo!