Volume 49, Number 1, January-February 2018
|Page(s)||16 - 22|
|Published online||27 February 2018|
The largest renewable, easily exploitable, and economically sustainable energy resource
Università di Napoli “Federico II” – Naples, Italy
2 KiteGen Venture S.p.a. – Caselle (Turin), Italy
Sun, the ultimate energy resource of our planet, transfers energy to the Earth at an average power of 23,000 TW. Earth surface can be regarded as a huge panel transforming solar energy into a more convenient mechanical form, the wind. Since millennia wind is recognized as an exploitable form of energy and it is common knowledge that the higher you go, the stronger the winds flow. To go high is difficult; however Bill Gates cites high wind among possible energy miracles in the near future. Public awareness of this possible miracle is still missing, but today's technology is ready for it.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2018
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