The latest news is that the worldwide wind potential is 72 terawatts.
A better balance than we thought until then. For Stanford University, at the root of this calculation, it would be enough to exploit a small portion of these resources, about 20%, to meet the electricity needs of the planet.
In 2000 for example, the global power consumption was around 1,7 terawatt.
Established to know the most promising wind farms and optimize the international implementation of propellers, this unprecedented wind chart integrates 8 000 data from anemometers around the globe. In addition to measurements taken on the surface of the ground or the oceans, the study includes the 500 weather balloon records left at 80 altitude meter, ie the average rotation height of wind turbines.
According to this true drafts atlas, it is in the North Sea, in the Great Lakes region of North America, at the tip of South America and in Tasmania that the strongest winds are found. It remains to implement the plants.