Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gigantic 6 GW 350 miles US Atlantic Coast Wind farm to go online 2016.

monstrous off-shore wind farm “backbone” along the United States’ Atlantic coastline. Reaching from New Jersey to Virginia, the project will stretch across 350 miles of the continent’s eastern coast.

Once built and connected to the grid, the wind turbines will produce more than 6,000 megawatts of clean, renewable energy. That’s about 60 percent of the wind energy that was installed in the entire country last year.

Atlantic Wind Connection

To put it into perspective, a typical North American nuclear power plant pumps out about 500 to 1,300 MW.

The plan is to collect the power of multiple off-shore wind farms, 10 to 15 miles from the coast, and deliver it by underwater cables to the strongest, highest-capacity parts of the land-based transmission system.

enough energy to power approximately 1.9 million homes.


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