Does a wind turbine or a solar panel produce more energy over its lifetime?



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    That’s kind of a difficult question to answer considering how new both technologies are and how only recently they’ve begun to be used on larger scales.  The director of the University of California Energy institute has recently been quoted as saying “wind power still remains much cheaper to produce than solar.”  While that may not give any insight to total energy production, it does give a bit of information on efficiency.  I would also imagine it depends on the region.  Regional weather patterns would have a huge impact on the specific technology.  A wind farm in the Sahara would probably produce less energy over its lifetime than solar panels in the Sahara.  However, solar panels in the north of England would produce far less than wind farms in the north of England over the course of their lifetime.

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