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Is it less windy behind wind farms?

Mon, 6th Dec 2010

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Question

Nat Spirit, Second Life asked:

Is it less windy behind wind farms?

Answer

Chris -   The answer is yes because the wind farm has extracted energy from the prevailing wind in order to turn it into electricity.  So by definition, it must've taken some momentum out of the air and therefore, its less windy.

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