Huge geophysical potential for open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from Carnegie’s Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira. Their work is published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Are the winds so fast just because there is nothing out there to slow them down? Will sticking giant wind farms out there just slow down the winds so much that it is no better than over land? 

Anna Posner's Blog Post

Carnegie Press Release

Carnegie Energy Innovation Blog Post