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A place for offshore wind: Researchers use weather model to recommend East Coast offshore wind farms

A place for offshore wind:  Researchers use weather model to recommend East Coast offshore wind farms

Most energy experts agree that cheap, clean, renewable wind energy holds great potential to help the world satisfy energy needs while reducing harmful greenhouse gases. But how can fluctuating wind power be made more consistent to match our power needs?

Many people think this will require huge batteries to level out wind power fluctuations, but that would be expensive. A new study suggests that the answer may lie in weather diversity.