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    but ... but ... but ...

    The growth rate is increasing ... it is 26% this year after a 27% growth rate last year (e.g., that 26% is about an equivalent of a 32% growth rate above the 2005 installed capacity).

    Yes, wind is currently about 1% of installed capacity ... in three years, with current growth rates, in 2010, wind would add 1% of total capacity as new wind (placing it about 2.5% of total capacity).  In 2013, about 2% of current ... in 2016, about 4% of current ... Meaning, that with current growth rates, you are looking at wind potentially being in the range of 20% of current electrical load installed capacity.

    Now, there are many caveats. Wind delivers perhaps 35% of that capacity as actual electricity.  And, remember, wind is only one Silver BB -- it is not a silver bullet to slay all our problems.

    Blogging regularly at Ecotality Blog for a Sustainable Future.

    by A Siegel on Sat Apr 21, 2007 at 12:26:04 PM PDT

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