This is great news! We need more effort in creating alternative energy sources. I wonder if they did an environmental impact analysis? Were their “greenies” protesting or are they too busy blocking other green projects like nuclear plants?
Obviously, Mr. Kennedy doesn’t have a resort in Delaware!
Bluewater spokesman Jim Lanard said the power company will get about 16 percent of its electricity from a field of 150 wind turbines, anchored in the sea floor about a dozen miles off Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The offshore site is expected to be operational within four years, but the timing depends on how quickly regulatory agencies can review and approve the construction project.
From the shore, the park will be visible only on clear winter days, and the turbines will be nearly invisible during summer months when Rehoboth Beach fills with vacationers, Lanard said.
Each blade on the three-blade rotor is to be 150 feet long.
“If they can see them at all, the turbine blades would cover about the size of your thumbnail, and the poles would be about the width of a toothpick,” he said.
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