In this chapter, Professor Stephanie McClellan discusses wind power as a low-carbon solution for climate change. She discusses the wind power profiles and capacity of different regions of the world. Wind power represents only 3.7% of global electricity, but represents the majority of new electric generating capacity. She explains how wind power generation works, as well as the increases in turbine size that will be necessary to increase how much wind power we can harness. Offshore wind power offers great opportunities for large wind resources, and she explains how this technology is used. Se also discusses airborne wind energy.
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