Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

In wintertime, North Atlantic wind farms could provide sufficient energy to meet all of civilization’s current needs
Date:
October 9, 2017
Source:
Carnegie Institution for Science
Summary:
Because wind speeds are higher on average over ocean than over land, wind turbines in the open ocean could in theory intercept more than five times as much energy as wind turbines over land. This presents an enticing opportunity for generating renewable energy through wind turbines. But it was unknown whether the faster ocean winds could actually be converted to increased amounts of electricity.

via Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic: In wintertime, North Atlantic wind farms could provide sufficient energy to meet all of civilization’s current needs — ScienceDaily

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