Offshore Wind Farms Generate Their Own Microclimates

Patty Chan
February 13th 2013

As we strive to milk all available energy from nature, we not only harvest but alter our surroundings in the process. By mixing the warm sea air with cooler air above, offshore wind farms create their own clouds and could even alter weather and storm patterns. This phenomenon might even project the future potential of constructing wind farms to disperse storms and evade natural disasters before they happen.

From the Greenopolis website: "Wind farms receive a lot of praise in the fight against climate change. Along with solar, they're often pitched as our last hope for energy independence. Ironically, not only do they "fight" climate change but they also create micro-climates... Studies have shown that wind farms are even capable of changing weather patterns."

Image via Greenopolis.

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