June 20, 2014 | 2
On Tuesday, Massachusettes Governor Deval Patrick announced than a more than 1,160 square mile area off the state’s coast will be opened up for commercial wind leases. Offshore wind farms are already in operation in other parts of the world. The photograph above captures part of the 180 MW Robin Rigg offshore windfarm in Europe. It was Scotland’s first offshore windfarm and has been generating electricity since 2009. It currently includes 60 Vestas V90, 3 MW wind turbines.
Photo Credit: Photo of the Robin Rigg windfarm © Copyright Walter Baxterand licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Found using Creative Commons.
Note: this post originally contained a typo with regards to the state which announced the new wind farm leases.