Folks, we have updated our reporting of Maine wind sites output by going back and adding 4th Quarter of 2011 to go with the three Quarters of this year. Also added is some pertinent other information about these sites. Sorry for the diminished size of the original spreadsheet.
I consistently say capacity factor of Maine wind projects is under 25% and you can see these figures make that a true statement! Take away Mars Hill, which performs significantly better than all the others (10 percentage points higher than the next best, Stetson I) and the state-wide results are even more miserable.
Is the destruction of rural Maine's mountains and its "Quality of Place" a worthwhile trade-off for less than 25% Output of costly, unpredictable, unreliable, non-dispatchable electricity that we do not need???