America’s Offshore Wind Production Is About to Go Big

Posted by Mike Confino, November 25, 2014

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The amount of federal land available for offshore wind projects is about to triple. Next year, more than 742,000 acres of Massachusetts’ coastal region will open for commercial wind development, says Fuel Fix.

The land lease would comprise a huge swath of offshore land just south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket on the shallow Massachusetts continental slope.

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, who are running the sale through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, full development of the site could result in a wind farm capable of producing 4 to 5 gigawatts of power.

via America’s Offshore Wind Production Is About to Go Big | Smart News | Smithsonian.

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