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    Assume a wind turbine with a hub 50 meters above the ground, a rotor diameter of 65 meters and a wind-conversion efficiency of 25 percent. The turbine operates in an area with an average wind-power density of 300 watts/sq meter at 50 meters altitude. How much electricity (kwH) can the turbine generate per year?Wind densities greater than or equal to 500 watts/sq meter at an altitude of 50 meters are present on 0.700 percent of the land area of the US. If, on average, wind farms contain 8 turbines/sq km, how much electricity (kwH/yr) could be generated from these wind turbines? (The area of the US is 7,827, 989 sq km).


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    The total power generated by wind turbines is calculated.