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I can find no basis at all for the alleged steep decline in Danish offshore wind capacity factor :

The rate of decline in performance is greatest for offshore installations in Denmark, with a fall from load factors of over 40% at ages 0 and 1 to less than 15% by at ages 9 and 10.

Using all the available data in the raw data source cited (I note that there are only two installations with more than ten years of history!), I get the following graph when I calculate load factors :


So let's see : those installations that had over 40% load factor at age 0 still have over 40%, however none of them have yet reached age 9 or 10. What's more, no Danish offshore installation has a load factor of less than 15%. The two oldest are at 20% and 32% respectively in 2011.

Come on Jake, can you find a way of excusing, or even explaining, the way he gets his takeaway quote?

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by eurogreen on Mon Dec 24th, 2012 at 10:03:20 AM EST
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