One deep-sea wind farm could power the entire world! | GBRI
 

A recent research has revealed that a deep-sea wind farm the size of India in the North Atlantic could generate enough power to meet the entire planet’s electricity requirements. Scientists have calculated that it could possibly generate an average output of 18 terawatts annually, which is roughly equal to what is consumed by the entire world in a year.

Computer simulations showed that wind turbines in the North Atlantic would be able to generate at least four times more energy per square meter than their counterparts on land.

Writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doctors Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira concluded: ‘On an annual mean basis, the wind power available in the North Atlantic could be sufficient to power the world.’ The duo – from the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University, California – pointed out wind speeds are on average 70% higher over the Earth’s oceans than over the land.

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