Posts Tagged ‘offshore’

Largest Wind Farm Now In Texas Finally Turned On

Monday, October 5th, 2009

texas wind turbinesIt is true.  Everything is bigger in Texas…even wind farms.  The 781.5 MW Roscoe wind complex in Roscoe, Tx was turned on this past week.  The wind farm has 627 turbines on 100,000 acres of land.  they are a collaborative effort between Mitsubishi, General Electric and Siemens and have the read more »

Rhode Island To Get 15% Of Energy From Offshore Wind

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Rhode Island awarded Deepwater Wind a contract that will provide the state with up to 15% of its energy needs from offshore wind farms.  Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri said that the project is a move to bring “green collar” jobs to Rhode Island and make it a clean energy leader in the country.  Part of the deal includes a $1.5 billion plant that could provide up to 800 jobs providing $60 million in wages to workers.

While wind power providing only about 1% of the power needs in America, deals like this and T. Boone Pickens deal in Texas can propel the wind energy industry to produce 20% of the domestic energy needs.  Rhode Island is one of the few states that have mandated that 20% of their energy comes from renewable sources by 2020.

via thedailygreen