Audio Technology - 20/February/2020

Denmark gets visionary about offshore wind and hydrogen

The huge scale of offshore wind farms being built in northern Europe is bringing a new understanding of how much electricity can be gleaned from the wind on land and at sea

THE PLAN 
Locate a giant expandable wind farm around the Danish island of Bornholm to send electricity to mainland Denmark and neighbouring countries. On windy days, divert some of the electricity for production of hydrogen to meet demand for green energy for commercial transportation of goods and people by land, sea and air

ADVANTAGES
The project can be built in stages and has the potential capacity and flexibility to meet more than grid demand; wind potential is good around Bornholm and the island is relatively close to populated areas that need large volumes of clean energy

UNKNOWNS 
Assessments of the vision’s economic viability and environmental impact have yet to be undertaken and large-scale demand for hydrogen has yet to transpire
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