The first ever 6 MW offshore wind turbine was installed 17 miles off the Belgian coast in the North Sea at depth levels ranging from 39 ft-89ft. This massive wind turbine inaugurates phase two, the second of three phases, of the Thornton Bank Wind Farm project.
The wind turbine has a rated capacity output of 6.15 MW, a rotor diameter of 416 ft, and a hub height of 280 - 312 ft (hub height does not include the extra height of the turbine blades).
The first phase of the Thornton Bank Wind Farm Read More »
To help increase clean wind energy production in the United States, the Obama administration announced that it would move forward on leasing areas for offshore wind energy projects in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia.
These large offshore wind farm projects would be constructed in the mid-atlantic, being the first large offshore wind project ever backed by the United States.
Many environmentalist believe that these offshore wind projects will be dangerous to the environment, especially Read More »