Ever felt you've been had?

BBC: Wind farm at one third capacity

One of the UK's biggest offshore wind farms is producing less than one third of the electricity it should be, according to a new report.

The 30-turbine Scroby Sands wind farm built off the coast of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has generated 28.9% of the power it was built to provide.

It's worse than that: according to the official report (493K PDF), the wind powerstation's performance during the second half of the twelve-month study (allowing a little time for wear and tear to set in) dropped to less than 25%.

Anyone might think they had sexed-up their original projections in order to get planning permission (and lots of lovely green subsidies).


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