Renewable energy from “Green Power Islands”
The Danish architectural firm Gottlieb Paludan has proposed generating power through wind or solar — depending on the climate — and then using the water surrounding the islands to store the power using pumped hydro technologies.
This new concept for producing and storing renewable energy could even provide all the power for Denmark’s population.
The idea of the architects is to create a “Green Power Island” off the coast of Copenhagen, which would become an “energy super centre” for the country.
The massive island would be accompanied by offshore wind farms, and populated with solar arrays and seawater pumps, and would produce marine biomass for biofuel.
The energy will be stored using pumped hydro facilities.
The architects from Gottlieb Paludan have suggested a few areas around the world where Green Power Islands could be built on existing islands.
These include: the Florida Keys, Jiangsu in China, Manama in Baharain and Tamil Nadu in India.
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