U.S. Wind Farm Near Rhode Island Poised To Make Big Impact?

Just a few miles off the coast of Rhode Island stand 600-foot wind turbines that are ready to start to generating enough energy to power 17,000 homes.

Just a few miles off the coast of Rhode Island stand 600-foot wind turbines that are ready to start to generating enough energy to power 17,000 homes.

While countries such as Denmark have been using off-shore wind farms for decades, projects in the United States have often been stalled due to court fights over environmental fears.

Jeff Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater Wind, which built the wind farm said in a statement this week, "We see this being a big industry, we see offshore wind producing a lot of energy for the United States, particularly here in the Northeast where the winds are really strong."

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