First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Offshore wind farms in the United States have been met with a lot of resistance. While countries such as Europe have roughly 2,488 off shore wind turbines up and running, America has none.

Cape Wind – an initiative in offshore wind farms out of Massachusetts – has been attempting to establish their 130-turbine project for quite some time now, but have not been able to cut through the red tape.

While the outlook for the Cape Wind project appears to be grim, another initiative is rising in the ranks and is determined to get the United States on the offshore wind farm scoreboard.

This from Popular Science:

Earlier this week, Deepwater Wind announced they had secured $290 million in funding to build a small, five-turbine wind farm off the coast of Block Island, a popular tourist destination in Rhode Island. The company expects to be operational by next year – the same timetable Cape Wind gunned for – and produce 125,000 megawatt-hours of energy each annually.

Read the full story.

Deepwater Wind claims that this offshore wind farm will produce enough energy to power 17,000 homes.

[Sources: Popular Science, Cape Wind & Deepwater Wind]

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