Wind EnergyWind Potential

Wind Potential

Wind power is one of the technologies the world is counting on to provide a source of sustainable, non-polluting energy. Wind is abundant, totally clean, and perpetually renewable and unlike fossil reserves, it is widely distributed across the five continents. Shifting to renewable energy (including wind energy) is becoming a must to address the climate change challenge.   
An estimated 72 terawatts of wind power on the Earth potentially can be commercially viable, compared to about 20 terawatts typical global power consumed from all sources in 2012.
Despite huge public subsidies granted over the last decades, wind energy share of global electricity production is still insignificant (around 1% only).