Why forecasting is both tempting and tricky

WORLDWIDE: Years ago, when the initial plans for a 100MW Dutch near-shore wind farm were unveiled, either 100 1MW turbines or 80 1.25MW units were to be employed. Years later, with project implementation still pending, an insider linking the ongoing project delay with the pace of wind-turbine upscaling joked: "If we wait long enough one 100MW turbine will do the job."

by Eize de Vries

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