Friday, October 26, 2012

Great piece on the reality of wind as a source for energy.

Fantastic piece on wind energy and the reality of what it can do.  To generate 1/2 of the worlds
power needs (half because wind cannot be depended on to flow at all times) we'd need 4 million 5 megawatt windmills that would cover 1% of the land that we have.  Seems like a lot but 1% of usable land, and 4 million windmills (there are generally 50 million cars built per year) doesn't seem like much for clean renewable sustainable energy does is?  Check it out here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe instead of further crowding our land resources we could use the windy areas over water to create our wind energy? Old ships used the ocean wind to their advantage, so why can't we?