The Future of Energy

Are offshore wind farms the future of renewable energy? Europe has already invested in 2,488 offshore wind turbines jumping on the next big thing. After much debate and protest, Deepwater Wind announced they would be the first company in the U.S. to implement the first U.S. wind farm. They secured a $290 million to build a small, five-turbine wind farm off the coast of Block Island in Rhode Island. Even though the farm is on the smaller side it is estimated to produce 125,000 megawatt-hours annually allowing it to produce enough power for 17,000 homes. I believe this is going to be one of the renewable energy sources that will aim the world in the right direction to becoming more sustainable.

http://www.popsci.com/americas-first-offshore-wind-farm-may-come-online-2016

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