The entire world could be powered by one deep-sea wind farm stretching across the North Atlantic.
Building a renewable energy project the size of India across the ocean would allow the entire world to get access to sustainable energy and fulfil its needs – according to a major new study.
There are likely to be very significant hurdles to building such a major project – especially one that would require international cooperation and incredible levels of investment.
But it would also allow people to get access to vast amounts of energy: at least more efficiently than onshore wind power.
The two researchers found that if a wind farm were built across three million square kilometres of the ocean it would account for roughly the equivalent of all energy used today.