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Published: 10 September 2010 10 September 2010
The Hidden Factor in Turbine Unavailability

clipperWind farm owners, operators and financial backers have traditionally relied upon availability numbers as the best way to predict the amount of power and revenue a given project will produce over its lifetime. Yet a cursory survey of turbine vendors and industry consultants reveals enormous discrepancies concerning the calculation of availability.

By Craig Christenson, Vice President of Engineering, Clipper Windpower, USA

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