First Offshore US Wind Turbines Installed Off Rhode Island

By [email protected] There are more than 70 gigawatts of wind power installed across the U.S., but despite the country’s vast coastlines, all of that sits on land.

That is going to change this year. Deepwater Wind just installed the first turbines atop the Block Island Wind Farm’s five towers. Construction is expected to wrap up in early September, and the 30-megawatt project is expected to be operational in fall. It will be the first offshore wind farm in the U.S.

By 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy expects about 10 percent of U.S. electricity demand will be served by wind, but only a sliver

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