Large Offshore Wind Farms
Could Soften Blow from Hurricanes, Study Says

Offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped much of the power of hurricanes Sandy, Katrina, and Isaac, significantly slowing their wind speeds, decreasing their accompanying storm surges, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages, new research shows. READ MORE

 




Modeled wind speeds (in meters per second) of Hurricane Katrina in the absence (a,c,e) and presence (b,d,f) of wind turbines offshore of New Orleans at three different times near landfall. (Image credit: Jacobson, et al., Nature Climate Change)



 
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