People aren’t always too pleased when on-shore wind turbines are installed due to aesthetics and sound, so why not just build a massive artificial island surrounded by wind turbines out in the sea? That seems crazy, but it’s exactly what a group of engineers from Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands are trying to do in the North Sea. The engineers want to create an island that can host up to 7,000 wind turbines around it, enough to provide green energy for 80 million Europeans. The new island is expected to be an important part of the EU’s plan to fulfill the 2050 goals of the Paris agreement.

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