“Large-Scale Integration of Wind Energy in the European Energy Supply: Analysis, Issues, and Recommendations”
The wind does not blow continuously, yet there is little overall impact if the wind stops blowing somewhere – it is always blowing somewhere else. Thus, wind can be harnessed to provide reliable electricity even though the wind is not available 100% of the time at one particular site.
In terms of overall power supply, it is largely unimportant what happens when the wind stops blowing at a singlewind turbine or wind farm site."
"The Smart Grid: An Introduction"
"Clean, renewable sources of energy like solar, wind, and geothermal can easily be integrated into the nation’s grid. We reduce our carbon footprint and stake a claim to global environmental leadership."