For Year 2001 at 15,000 ft. Altitude
|Month||Actual Readings in Month||Readings at Rated Capacity||SubCapacity Power||Capacity Factor|
Capacity Factor for Year
The capacity factor at Misawa, in central Japan, is 94 percent. Japan has one of the most serious energy problems of the developed world. Need we say more?
The highest capacity factor we’ve calculated, 95 percent, is for Gough Island, in the Atlantic Ocean, between Africa and South America, administered for the U.K. by South Africa. There’s no market there, but the purpose of flying there, near no air routes, might be to generate hydrogen and ship it (which also could be done by ship-based FEGs at nearby latitudes).
It should be mentioned that the high altitude winds in New Zealand may well be the most favorable in the world, but the radiosonde data are so incomplete with regard to wind statistics that reliable calculations are not feasible.
Unfortunately, high altitude winds are not good near the equator or low latitudes in either hemisphere, where geostrophic winds do not exist.
England, in spite of its northern latitude, perhaps another benefit of the gulf stream, has surprisingly good high altitude winds. Capacity factors at many other places in the world, including Europe, are also favorable for economic generation of electricity using Flying Electric Generators.
|Location||Country||15,000 ft.||35,000 ft.|
|Gough Island||South Atlantic||78%||95%|
|King Fahad Int Airport||Saudi Arabia||46%||78%|