Lecture Barcelona 2008 - Slide 15
|Lecture Magdeburg [2001,en], Vortrag Lübeck [2006,de], Lecture Barcelona [2008,en], Vortrag EWEA 2000 [2000,en]|
|Vorstellung regenerativer Energien: Biomasse, Windenergie, Fallwindkraftwerke, Geothermie, Wasserkraft, Solarenergie|
Now we look closer to the five selected regions.
Comparing the monthly mean wind power of the selected European regions and the demand of the EU & Norway one can see that the fluctuations of the production varies much more than the demand. Europe is a typical winter wind region with maxima in winter and minima in the summer month.
To deliver all the monthly electricity need from wind energy would either necessitate huge storage capacities to store the seasonal over production for times with under production. Or it would be necessary to over install the wind capacity in such a way that even in the month with the biggest potential deficit of electricity from wind energy will be produced enough. But for the first approach there must be huge storage capacities available not al all existing today and the second approach would lead to a huge excess production and very high investments.