TIL an average wind turbine creates enough energy to power 460 US homes every month

Read more: https://techobservatory.com/how-much-energy-does-a-wind-turbine-produce/

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  1. From the article:

    “According to the U.S. Wind Turbine Database, the **mean turbine capacity is 1.67 megawatts (MW)**. At a 33% capacity factor, an average turbine generates over **402,000 kWh per month**. In other words, this is **enough energy to power 460 average US homes every month**”.

  2. I won’t say it’s misleading, but it just throws out a number and mathematically compares it to the power needs of homes. It doesn’t take into account time, or consistency of power. A typical home has certain power needs at certain times, and the needs change over the course of a year. Do wind turbines take that into account?

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