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Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:08 PM

This Is Where the First U.S. Offshore Wind Turbines Were Just Installed

Fortune.com by Katie Fehrenbacher AUGUST 8, 2016

It’s a small project but a big milestone.

The first wind turbines to be installed off the coasts of the United States were constructed over the past few days about three miles offshore of Block Island, Rhode Island.

The first offshore wind turbine in the U.S., off the coast of Rhode Island.
Photo-Deepwater Wind

While wind farms have been built all over the U.S. on land, the market for building wind farms in U.S. waters has stalled thanks to legal threats, lack of regulatory support, and push back from coastal property owners. At the same time, the “offshore wind” industry has boomed throughout Europe.

The construction milestone is an indicator that offshore wind is finally becoming a reality in the U.S. after many years of fits and starts, and could one day provide substantial amounts of clean energy to Americans.

Last Tuesday, clean energy developer Deepwater Wind began installing the first wind turbine on top of the towers at its Block Island Wind Farm. By Wednesday night, the company had put in the first turbine blade. By Thursday, the first wind turbine had been completed...snip
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Wed Aug 10, 2016, 09:18 PM

1. Deepwater wind, Deepwater Horizon...sort of makes one think of Denmark...

...where it's also hard to tell the difference between trashing the ocean with wind turbines or trashing it with oil rigs.

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