Energy question of the week: Does the future of wind power lie in the open seas?

26. April 2010, 08.34
In January 2010, wind farms in Germany had a generating capacity of 25,777 megawatts. This means that almost eight percent of Germany's electricity requirement can be met in a climate-neutral way. However, since land areas exposed to strong winds are limited, both large and small-scale power-generating businesses are jostling for position out in the open sea. This poses a simple question: are offshore wind farms genuinely more efficient?
Jan Oliver Löfken
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Jan Oliver Löfken