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Estimate Mean Loading on Turbine

  1. Aug 19, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Wavegen's Saider 4MW wave energy project will produce an average 8,000 MWh each year. Estimate the mean loading on the turbines?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    If 100% efficient = 4x365x24
    = 35,040 MWh/year

    Load factor = 8000/35040x100
    = 22.8%

    Mean energy = 22.8% x 4MW
    = 0.91 MW

    Not sure if this is correct, be very grateful for any feedback.

    Cheers
     
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