Thursday, 24 January 2013

Could A Donut-Shaped Island Create Permanent Renewable Energy?


The term "artificial islands" invokes a sense of lavishness and environmental hubris: perhaps that’s because they often make headlines in the context of Dubai’s ambitions to create an archipelago of fake, vacation-home-filled islands in the shape of the world.

But in Belgium, planners are working on creating a sustainably oriented, donut-shaped island in the North Sea to serve as a storage point for wind energy, which otherwise can get wasted when demand for power flags, according to Reuters. Energywise explains the mechanics behind the project:

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