Can deepwater wind farms power the world?

Far out to sea, amid the crashing waves of the North Atlantic, there’s a fortune to be made.
According to new research, deepwater wind farms could produce enough energy to meet all existing and future electricity demand, if properly harnessed.

In a study published on Oct. 9 by researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science and Stanford University, it’s estimated that deepwater offshore turbines could produce three to five times as much energy as land-based turbines, due to the higher speeds and consistent force of the wind at sea.

Read more at USA Today
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