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At last, the exploitable wind potential worldwide would 72 terawatts.

Stock higher than we previously believed. For Stanford University, originally of this calculation, it is sufficient to use a small portion of these resources, approximately 20% to meet the electricity needs of the planet.

In 2000 example, global electricity consumption was about 1,7 terawatt.

Established to know the most promising wind resources and optimize the international implementation of the propellers, the card of unprecedented winds integrates data from 8 000 anemometers distributed around the globe. In addition to action on the surface of soil or oceans, the study includes surveys of 500 80 weather balloons left at altitude meter is the average height of turbine rotation.

According to this veritable atlas of drafts, it is in the North Sea, in the area of ​​major North American lakes, at the tip of South America and Tasmania as the strongest winds are. It remains to establish the plants.



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