Wind Energy Future Volatile in Europe, says Research Study

Europe is easily the region that has been aspiring the most when it comes to decreasing dependency on fossil fuel that cause environmental harm by harnessing the concepts of renewable and green energy. However, a recent study from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has concluded that climate changes is posing major hurdles to the adoption of wind every within the European countries.

The researchers have suggested that only a minute increment will come into the wind power production across the region in the 21st century, owing to strong seasonal fluctuations and repeated occurrences of low wind phases.

It must be noted that renewable sources are already contributing prominent share in the overall energy supply in the region and in the near future, the share of green energy sources will further increase. Wind power is one of them, although prevailing weather does not promise too well.

The researchers utilized their model that ensembles high spatial and temporal resolutions, abiding by the simulations of the EURO-CORDEX, which is a regional contribution to the IPCC. While the temporal resolutions are 3 hr. long, the spatial resolution expands to 12 km. The model enables exact quantification of wind power production and the analysts have observed that merely a slight variation in the overall scale can be expected in Europe in this century.

The variability is suggested to occur mostly in the Eastern, Central, and Northern parts of the European region with sea areas contributing minimally. Mostly, low phases of wind speeds under three miles per second are anticipated over the continental Europe in the near future.