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Carbon and Energy payback of a wind turbine

A question most of us (or all of us) have thought about: How long does it take a wind turbine to generate as much electricity as is used and carbon dioxide as is emitted, during the entire lifecycle of that turbine?

SaskWind did a great job at breaking this all down. In short, they concluded that a typical wind turbine will have an energy payback of less than 6 months and a carbon dioxide payback of around 6 months.

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Source: SaskWind