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holgerschurig t1_jb3t37v wrote

Reply to comment by in_taco in [OC] Wind Speed Vs Wind Power by Barra79

Why not, it's SI units. Everyone (in europe) knows km/h and has a pretty good picture of it, e.g. from driving. So the selected units meets the intended audience.

I hate the "knots" or other measures. They should perhaps switch from BS units to SI units.


in_taco t1_jb3tcso wrote

Because you're plotting what's called a "powercurve". It's a standard figure in the wind industry, because wind is nearly always measured in m/s or knots.

I've worked with wind turbines for 11 years and made hundreds of powercurves. Never seen anyone use km/h before.