One giant, offshore wind turbine can provide power for 6,000 people | Grist

24 Mar

Off the coast of Belgium, truly gigantic wind turbines are going up. They’re rated at 6.15 megawatts. The blades of these monsters cover the surface are of two soccer fields, according to RWE Innogy, the German company behind the project. The hub holding the gear that makes the electricity? It’s the size of a two-family home. Just one of these things can provide power for 6,000 people.

via One giant, offshore wind turbine can provide power for 6,000 people | Grist.

Lets place these offshore in the Great Lakes, dump the coal and nukes, use wind, natural gas and efficiency programs.  The curvature of the earth would make these invisible from shore if they are 5 miles offshore…djm

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