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The greatest advantage of STS over Wind is deployment options.

  • Wind systems cost about $?/Watt.
  • Limited geographic deployable regions
  • Must operate w/asynchronous generators
  • No dark-start capability
  • Large real estate footprint/exclusion zone
  • Unpredictable hours of operation
  • Moderate maintenance costs
  • Multiple permitting requirements

In all fairness, Wind has some advantages too.

  • Quiet, fascinating to watch.
  • Few moving parts
  • Efficiency is about 98% in the transmission, 96% in the generator.
  • Moderate overload capacity
  • Proven record of success





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