Denmark’s Wind-Generating Artificial Island in the North Sea Will Generate 10 Gigawatts
At some point in the future 10 million households in Europe may be powered by a 120,000 square meter artificial island designed to harvest, store, and distribute power back to shore. Here’s more from engadget:
Officials add that, eventually, it’s hoped that the island will house a “green fuel” plant which can then be sent to Denmark. That’s likely to be an extension of the Danish plan to use surplus wind power to run an electrolyzer to extract Hydrogen from seawater without any CO2 emissions. And Denmark, which is one of the European Union’s largest oil producers, is expecting to use this island to help renew its own energy industry. The nation has previously said that it will stop extracting fossil fuels entirely by 2050, and has already stopped offering tenders to companies for future exploration.
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