Researchers estimate that wind farms have the potential to produce up to 40 times the electricity the world consumes, but still they provide just 4% of the world’s electricity. However improved infrastructure and higher voltage cables have drastically reduced the price for wind power, and it is predicted that by 2040, a third of global power will come from wind and solar.
Take a look below to see how many offshore wind turbines are needed to power your city:
- The list is sorted by the percentage of the city area
- Shaded areas on each map indicate the km2 of offshore wind turbines required to power city