30 Jun '11, 6pm

A Giant, Man-Made Island Could Act as a Battery for Wind Power : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

A Giant, Man-Made Island Could Act as a Battery for Wind Power : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

This is an entry in my series on Denmark's myriad efforts in the climate and clean energy arena, and why they seem to work. I'm trying to find out if Denmark-ifying societies around the world might stop climate change ... Images courtesy of GreenPowerIsland.dk Yesterday, I reported that Denmark may one day rely primarily on wind power -- an energy source that's all but impossible to use as a baseload. So the nation is looking to ensure that when the wind isn't blowing, the lights don't go off. Distributing that power between neighboring nations is one solution, but there's another, more radical option as well: Using a giant, man-made island to act as a battery. It's called Green Power Island . The idea was announced last year, and the Danish researcher at Riso DTU notes that the concept is still under development. But it's still very much that: a concept. Earth Techling ex...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/gian-man-made-isl...

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