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In the US, Hoover Dam's output is 2080 MW, compared to 300 MW by the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm.

What exactly is the basis for comparison here?

One comparison with some minimal meaning could be surface area.

FacilityAreaMax power.../areaAnnual
Hoover Dam (Lake Mead)640 km²2.08 GW3.25 MW/km²4.2 TWh6.56 GWh/km²
Thanet Offshore Wind Farm35 km²0.30 GW8.57 MW/km²1.0 TWh28.57 GWh/km²

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jul 1st, 2010 at 12:41:38 PM EST
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