Balancing out the lulls of wind power with a wider reach across Europe

By Kate Ravilious Europe has seven prevailing weather regimes, a system windfarms could better exploit to even out supply and demandRenewable energy is great in principle, but, some people may say, how do we keep the lights on when the wind fails to blow or the sun doesn’t shine? The issue of “intermittency” is a criticism of renewables, but a study analysing weather patterns across Europe shows that a decent wind is almost always blowing somewhere on the continent. Related: World’s first floating windfarm to take shape off coast of Scotland Related: EU on track to meet renewable energy targets – but

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