Massive Potential For The Open Ocean Wind Farms In The North Atlantic

Scientific research says that North Atlantic wind farms could provide enough energy in wintertime to meet all of civilization’s current needs.

Given that wind speeds are higher on average over ocean than over land, scientifics assume that wind turbines in the open ocean could theoreticaly intercept more than five times as much energy as onshore turbines. This presents an appealing opportunity not only for generating renewable energy through wind turbines, but also for the final consolidation of the offshore energy as a renewable source once and for all.

However, the downside of wind farms in the open ocean in the North Atlantic is that tremendous wind power is very seasonal, what means sufficient energy to meet all civilisation’s current needs in the winter, and  merely enough power to cover the electricity demand of Europe, or possibly the United States alone in the summer.

Returning now to the real world, we could conclude that wind power production in the deep waters of the open ocean is in its infancy of commercialization. The huge wind power resources provide strong incentives to develop lower-cost technologies that can operate in the open-ocean environment and transmit this electricity to land where it can be used.

Source. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171009154949.htm