DONG Energy's offshore wind turbines break records

FACTS

Capacity Factor:
The ratio between actual energy output in a year to the theoretical maximum energy output (100%) is called the capacity factor.

Availability:
The time when the turbine is operating divided by the total time when it ought to be producing power. Different time periods can be subtracted ie service time.

Example:
If a 3 MW turbines produces 12 million kWh annually, the capacity factor will be:
12000000 / (365*24*3000kW) = 12000000 / 26280000 = 0,457 = 45.7 per cent.

A typical Danish household uses approximately 4000 kWh a year. The same 3 MW turbine would then be able to supply: (12000000 / 4000 = 3000) 3000 Danish households with electricity.



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