Block Island Offshore Wind Farm powers first American homes

By Michelle Froese Editor’s note: The first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is now fully online and powering an island community off the coast of Rhode Island with wind energy, thanks in large part to GE’s Haliade 150-6MW offshore turbines. In the latest GE Reports, writer Tomas Kellner shares more…
Block Island Wind Farm consists of five GE Haliade 150-6MW offshore turbines with enough capacity to generate 30 MW of renewable electricity from the breezes whipping over the sea’s surface. (Image: GE Reports)
The small island sits off the coast of Rhode Island between the northeastern tip of New York’s Long Island and Martha’s

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