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Currently we generate only 0.02 TW of wind power and 0.008 TW of solar energy. As you see these sources contain an incredible amount of potential untapped.The other WWS technologies would help to create a flexible system and a wide range of options. Although all renewable sources can expand greatly, in practice, the power of the waves can only be extracted in coastal areas. Many geothermal sources are too deep to be exploited from the economic point of view. And although hydropower now surpasses all other WWS sources, the majority of large suitable reservoirs are already in exploitation. The PLAN: Renewable energy power plants required clearly, there are sufficient exploitable renewable energies.

How can we make the transition to a new infrastructure to provide the world with 11.5 TW? We have opted for a mixture of technologies emphasizing the wind and solar, with about 9% of the demand supplied by hydroelectric power. (Other combinations of wind and solar could be equally suitable).Wind power would provide 51 percent of the demand (5.75 TW), provided by 3.8 million large turbines wind power (each approximately five megawatts) in the world. Although that amount may seem enormous, it is interesting to note that the world manufactures 73 million cars and light trucks every year. Another 40 percent of power come from photovoltaic energy and concentration solar thermal power plants. Photovoltaic energy would supply 30 per percent. Approximately would need 89,000 plants photovoltaic roof and floor, as well as central solar thermoelectric concentration with an average of 300 megawatts each. Our mix also includes 900 hydroelectric worldwide, 70 percent of which are already installed.As shown above, only about 0.8 percent of the wind power (5, 75TW) is installed to the present day. To give an idea of the area occupied by all the world, that is, 3.8 million wind turbines turbines, they would occupy less than 50 km2 (smaller than Manhattan surface).