Harnessing off-shore wind

Harnessing off-shore wind: John Moylan visits a wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire.

If you check the regional wind maps, you’ll see that while Shelbourne and Ferndale are moderately sufficient locales, there are massive regions just off-shore in Lake Huron and in Georgian Bay where the Location Suitability Index is nearly off the scale.


Mind you, the bad news is that the cost of wind turbines seems to be doubling every few years, and you need some back up for the days when the winds don’t blow, but off-shore that’s far more rare and being off-shore, there are build economies of scale in the larger possible rigs.

Advertisements

About mrG

I am a musician but I am a different sort of musician
This entry was posted in energy. Bookmark the permalink.

Discuss

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s