- Offshore wind has the potential to generate more than 2,000 GW of capacity per year — nearly double the nation’s current electricity use, according to the DOE.
- GE Renewable Energy recently introduced the Haliade-X 12 MW, an 850-ft-tall turbine with three rotors, each spanning more than 720 ft, that can power up to 16,000 homes.
- Maine is experimenting with floating wind energy tech, which may allow for deepwater projects.
- By one estimate, there will be a $70 billion offshore wind business pipeline in the U.S. by 2030.
“Just three years ago five giant wind turbines in the waters off Block Island, Rhode Island, started spinning 30 MW of electricity to that tiny community of about a thousand residents. While it remains the only offshore wind farm in the U.S., that’s about to dramatically change.
According to the Department of Energy, offshore wind has the potential to generate more than 2,000 GW of capacity per year, nearly double the nation’s current electricity use. Even if only 1% of that potential is captured, nearly 6.5 million homes could be powered by offshore wind energy within the next decade…”