2013 was a good year!

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Looks like 2013 was back to normal for wind energy production on MV though if I had to guess I would say that there might have been more time at lower wind speeds and pretty decent south shore winds compared to normal. The explanation for that theory would be a long story and I will spare you all from that.

For the annual chart I have overlaid three different items. The background chart in Green includes all turbines for the last 5 years. Some obviously haven’t been up for 5 years so they have fewer bars and some are less than a full year at the outset. In this chart you can see the dramatic difference in energy production between the large machines and the smaller ones but since I show them at 1/10th scale all year I thought it only fitting to show the reality here. Dark bars and text are 2013.
The blue inset chart shows the smaller turbines at a better scale with the E3120’s off the chart and you can see that most turbines did better in 2013 than in 2012.
The inset pie chart shows the percentage of electricity each machine made as part of our group effort for 2013.
Raising a glass to 2014, watching the trees thrash around outside, and it looks like January will be a good month, not only for sighting snowy owls but also for wind energy.

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