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Low winds and high installation rate

In January -- a month when it blew so little that the energy content of the wind in Denmark reached an all time low -- a record volume of wind capacity was registered. Statistics of wind produced electricity in Denmark, compiled each month by the publishers of Windpower Monthly, reveal that 59 wind turbines, a record 22.9 MW, were registered in January. In the same month, the wind's energy content was just 52% of that expected for an average January, the lowest since measurements began in 1979. Over the past several months winds have been abnormally low in Denmark, badly affecting the economics of wind turbine ownership. During the past 12 months, the energy content of the wind has been just 78% of the statistical norm since 1979, according to the monthly statistical publication, Vindstyrke.

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