Wind Energy Production

Wind Energy Production

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 After this lesson, you will be able to discuss the relationship between the size of a wind farm and its corresponding capacity factor. You will also be able to explain how wind energy impacts traditional energy markets. • Define capacity factor • Compare the capacity factor of a traditional coal-fired power plant to that of a modern wind farm • Describe how the costs of construction and operation for a traditional fossil-fired power plant compare to those of a new, large scale wind farm • Discuss how the cost of wind energy has become more competitive over the years