Construction of First Offshore Wind Farm Is Underway
Rhode Island is the backdrop of the nation’s first wind farm. The project—developed by Deepwater Wind—will consist of a five-turbine, 30-megawatt wind farm that will produce enough energy to power all homes and businesses on Block Island. Previously, Block Island has relied on diesel generators, according to the Sierra Club. Bruce Nilles of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, says the construction is a “landmark moment” for the U.S. wind industry.