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I found this bit suspicious:

wind speeds are usually the weighted average of what production actually is on a site, expressed as if the wind speed were constant (just like full load hours are pretending that the wind turbine is producing at full capacity over that period and nothing at all the rest of the time) an I've always found both measures highly confusing.

I'm pretty sure there's some suspicious recalculation taking place there, simply because it's an easy place to hide it...

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Dec 23rd, 2012 at 06:10:55 PM EST
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He has essentially the same criticisms you have, which is why he doesn't use those, and instead uses standard panel data analysis where he treats wind availability as an unobserved effect fixed in each time step.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Dec 23rd, 2012 at 11:43:57 PM EST
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