In mid-August, the final blades were added to five giant wind turbines anchored to the sea floor near Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island.
The small project, which will begin pumping out power later his fall, won’t be a big contributor to the New England power grid – it will generate just 30 megawatts of power, enough to power about 17,000 homes. But its completion marks a major milestone in North America: It is the first offshore wind farm anywhere on the continent.
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