We will always prefer renewable energies. However, the degree of utilization is minimal compared to conventional ones. In the case of wind, this is reversed. Wind energy is growing in the world supply. It’s already 7.5% of the planet’s electricity supply. It is set out in Cornell University’s new global wind atlas.
It is a digital compendium with extreme wind speeds that are documented worldwide. Help the engineers choose turbines in a specific region. In this way, they can accelerate the development of sustainable energy. It is the first public description of extreme wind speeds. That is the opinion of the research published in Nature Energy.
“The profitable expansion of the wind energy industry is becoming more and more possible. They benefit from access to this recently published digital atlas. It was explained by Sara C. Pryor, professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. She is the author of the article.
“This type of information ensures the correct selection of wind turbines for a given application,” said Pryor. The detail is in a statement. “And it will help ensure that these turbines generate profitable and reliable electricity.”
Knowing extreme wind speeds is key to turbine design. Improves profitability, proper turbine selection and structural integrity at each location. So far, estimates have been uncertain due to limited on-site measurements.
“The wind now generates more than 1,700 terawatt hours of electricity per year. That’s about 7.5% of the existing total, ”said Pryor. It is clear that wind energy is growing in global supply.
The United States has 17% of the world’s installed wind power capacity. While Europe (31%) and China (36%) transport more. There are now wind turbines that generate carbon-free electricity in more than 90 countries, Pryor said.