Paul McArdle is a long-term wind-watcher and net-zero supporter. He puts on the best spin that he can manage but the data are devastating.
Not surprisingly, as we build more windmills, the peak of generation rises, as does the average. But what about the output when there is a severe and widespread wind drought? You can see the blue blocks at the bottom of the page that are stuck at the “next to nothing” level.
What is going to change if we double the number of windmills (if you can imagine that) or go further and build 5x or 10x. Still five or ten times next to nothing.