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N.Y. okays largest U.S. offshore wind farm off Long Island

Lucas Mearian | Jan. 27, 2017
State hopes to build 1GW of wind power off its shores

What was supposed to be the nation's first offshore wind farm, the Cape Wind Project, has been hampered with financing and permitting problems. The Cape Wind project, to be located in Nantucket Sound off Cape Cod, Mass., would have easily dwarfed the wind farms to its south with 130 turbines and a total of 468MW of capacity (1,500 gigawatt hours of electricity per year). That project was slated to cost $1.6 billion.

 

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