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Green Geek-Out: Energy Vs. Power

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The distinction between kilowatts and kilowatt-hours is critically important. Knowing the difference can keep you from being confused by a wind turbine's size in kilowatts (or for very small wind turbines, watts), and how much energy, in kilowatt-hours, it will actually produce. Some unscrupulous manufacturers play upon the public's ignorance of this distinction and give their wind turbines a very high "power rating" when the actual turbine is unlikely to deliver as much electricity as a competitor with a low power rating.

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