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

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

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:27 pm

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
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October 9, 2017
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Carnegie Institution for Science
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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.


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Of course any sailor who's been there knows the North Atlantic really blows. 8-)
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Re: Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

Postby Gord » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:02 am

If only we could turn it into crystals somehow, we could power gorgeous for a hundred years.
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Re: Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

Postby ElectricMonk » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:07 am

Trump hates wind turbines, so this must be fake news.
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Re: Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:16 am

Some Sterling Heat Engine could be built almost anywhere on any coast with a very small footprint, constant output, no fancy electronics or rare metals. Hmmm....IIRC.... a large model was put in operation in Hawaii some years ago. Never saw a followup.
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Re: Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

Postby Gord » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:07 am

ElectricMonk wrote:Trump hates wind turbines, so this must be fake news.

If it were fake news it would be about Yuge energy surrounded by ... water. Big water.
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Re: Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:55 am

Gord wrote:
ElectricMonk wrote:Trump hates wind turbines, so this must be fake news.

If it were fake news it would be about Yuge energy surrounded by ... water. Big water.

We all know the Cheetoh-in-Chief is own by Big Hurricane.
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Re: Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

Postby Poodle » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:13 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:Trump hates wind turbines, so this must be fake news.

Trump hates wind turbines which he can see from his Scottish golf course.

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

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:27 pm

Poodle wrote:
ElectricMonk wrote:Trump hates wind turbines, so this must be fake news.

Trump hates wind turbines which he can see from his Scottish golf course.

It won't be his much longer, the locals are staying away in droves.
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Re: Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

Postby Gord » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:38 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Poodle wrote:
ElectricMonk wrote:Trump hates wind turbines, so this must be fake news.

Trump hates wind turbines which he can see from his Scottish golf course.

It won't be his much longer, the locals are staying away in droves.

Well, it has been closed for renovations for the last six months, so that might have something to do with it.
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