The Block Island Wind Farm, pictured above, began commercial operations at the end of 2016.
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Stretching for thousands of miles, the east coast of the United States is home to major cities, stunning beaches and millions of people. Soon, though, it could also host several major offshore wind farms, a development that would have a significant effect on America’s energy mix.
At the moment, the offshore wind sector in the U.S. is small. The country’s first offshore wind farm, the 30 megawatt, five turbine Block Island Wind Farm, only started commercial operations at the end of 2016.
Located off the coast of Rhode Island, the facility is operated by Orsted, a Danish…