U.S. will finally get its first offshore wind farm this year

Almost as long as I've been covering green tech, the Block Island Wind Farm has been in the works. The project, first approved by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission in 2010 , was seen as a smaller-scale pilot project that could prove the feasibility of offshore wind power generation in the U.S. Six years later, it will be a 30-MW installation that will provide most of the power needs of Block Island, an island off Rhode Island that currently gets its electricity from diesel generators.

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