Why wind turbines thrive in Antarctica and places way colder than Texas

HARC in the News


By Mark Kaufman, Mashable

At the main U.S. research station in Antarctica, annual temperatures average zero degrees Fahrenheit, but often drop much lower. There, near the United States’ McMurdo Station, a few wind turbines can provide enough electricity to power 100 American homes, and avoid burning over 120,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year.

This is no surprise. Wind turbines, cleverly designed from airplane wings, provide reliable, ever-cheaper energy that doesn’t emit deadly air pollution and planet-warming greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.


The whole infrastructure was comprised because the state did not take the appropriate steps to weatherize its infrastructure.

Dr. Gavin Dillingham, HARC