Wind power is very dilute, and thus a large area of land is required to gather significant
energy. Wind energy needs a wide network of roads, transmission lines and turbines which
degrades any area containing wind farms. It has a huge land footprint.
The operating characteristics of turbine and generator mean that only a small part of wind
energy can be captured.
Wind power is also intermittent, unreliable and hard to predict. Therefore large backup or
storage systems are required. This adds to the capital and operating costs and increases the
instability of the network.
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