Definition: Capacity factor

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Capacity factor

The ratio of actual energy produced by an energy generating unit or system in a given period, to the hypothetical maximum possible (i.e. energy produced from continuous operation at full rated power)[1][2]

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  1. http://205.254.135.24/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=C
  2. http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/envy/Wind%20Power%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf