Gallery: Smarter Turbine Placement Could Make Wind Power Reliable


There’s enough potential wind power in the world to meet demand five times over. The trouble is, wind isn’t reliable: if you live in Iowa, it doesn’t help you that the wind is blowing in Alaska. Green energy naysayers would have us throw up our hands in defeat, but, it turns out, there’s a pretty straightforward solution. A new study found that by placing a series of offshore turbines so that they catch prevailing winds as they shift and then linking them up on the same power line, a constant source of energy can be created.

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