Full Load Hours

*      “A full-load hour is an hour in which a wind turbine produces at full capacity. An annual number of full-load hours is the time it will take a given wind turbine to yield its annual production if it is able to produce with its installed capacity all of the time. Depending on the placement of the wind turbine with respect to the wind, the annual average full-load hours onshore is between 1500 and 3000, with an average for all land-based wind turbines of approximately 2000 hours. At sea, 3500-4000 full-load hours are calculated.”

 

Source: Danish Energy Authority

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