Meaning of “capacity factor” in the English Dictionary

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"capacity factor" in Business English

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capacity factornoun [ C ]

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PRODUCTION a measure of the relationship between the amount a machine or factory produces and the amount it could produce if it operated as effectively as possible:

The capacity factor of energy delivered by wind turbines is assumed to be 35%.

(Definition of “capacity factor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)