Lecture Barcelona 2008 - Slide 14

Aus Transnational-Renewables

Lecture Magdeburg [2001,en], Vortrag Lübeck [2006,de], Lecture Barcelona [2008,en], Vortrag EWEA 2000 [2000,en]
Vorstellung regenerativer Energien: Biomasse, Windenergie, Fallwindkraftwerke, Geothermie, Wasserkraft, Solarenergie



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If we now zoom in and have a view on Europe and its neighbourhood we find the potential production within the shown area only considering sites with more than 1500 FLH (this is about 40% of the land area shown) is about 100 times higher than the Need of the European Union (EU-15) and Norway or 50 times the electricity consumption of the whole area. (If the best wind sites within the area – according to the ECMWF data used – would be selected till the annual production is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption in the area shown there must be installed wind energy converters (WEC) at roughly 0.4% of the land area shown. About 1% of this area or 0.004% of the total area would then be covered by streets and other infrastructure for the WECs. This is a relatively small fraction if compared e.g. with the area used for different kinds of infrastructure today. In Germany the fraction is about 6% of the total land area which is about 1500 times as much.)

It is possible to be quite selective and choose only the better regions. As an example I selected the following.

  1. Good wind sites within EU & Norway. (With restrictions due to the high population density.)
  2. The Jamal Region with northern Russia.
  3. Parts of Kazakhstan
  4. Southern Morocco (The calculated production is rather conservative. Due to measurements in this region significantly higher production up to 5000 FLH is expected.)
  5. Mauritania also has good wind conditions.

To use these potentials we have to have high transport capacities.