Wind power

Wind, more efficient than fossil fuels

Here is good news for the supporters of the wind giants: thewind energy it is more efficient than fossil fuels to produce electric energy. The power capacity is greater and the energy source is environmentally friendly. The data comes from the British government.

In electrical production you give fossil fuels there is a lot of waste, to cite the simplest one, we can give the example of the loss of huge amounts of energy in the form of waste heat. The renewables do not expect any losses. The data reported by the English Guardian highlights that sources of electricity such as gas, coal, nuclear, biomass, oil and the like, waste a large amount of energy, so much so that the efficiency of thewind power turns out to be greater.

14 TWh come from renewables and meet the needs of numerous English families. Sure, they only supply a small fraction of the British population with energy, but not a single watt is wasted. 372 TWh are produced from fossil fuels, however from these sources, too much energy is lost in the form of heat. From gas the percentage is 54% while from coal and oil, waste amounts to 28%. L'nuclear energy it provides 16% of the UK's electricity but its efficiency is also far lower because here too, 65% of the energy is lost in the form of heat.

When it comes to energy efficiency we talk about "capacity". The capacity of each plant refers to the amount of energy that this plant can really produce, compared to the theoretical potential efficiency. The yield of fossil fuels can be very high but with low efficiency there is waste and so the capacity drops. The power plants conventional ones do not work constantly, they stop for maintenance and breakdowns, plus they have a large margin of waste. Also wind farms they do not work when the wind blows less than four meters per second or when the winds are too strong and blow more than 25 meters per second. Comparing the "losses" of both energy sources - fossil fuels and wind power- it can be seen that conventional power plants are more prone to waste: the data collected by the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie und Wasserwirtschaft), states that the capacity of fossil fuels is often below 50%, even in winter. For onshore wind, the energy capacity is 30% while for offshore it reaches 40%.

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