I admit it I love wind turbines but for those of you who think they are an eyesore...look what was done in Oklahoma - world's largest rooftop wind farm, vertical wind turbines, wind power, wind energy, wind farm
2.26.14 - Offshore wind farms can tame hurricanes, study finds - Stanford study finds that huge arrays consisting of "78,000 wind turbines — each 50 feet tall — off New Orleans could have slowed Katrina's wind speeds up to 78 mph and cut its storm surge up to 79%. An even larger phalanx off the East Coast could have reduced Sandy's winds up to 87 mph and its storm surge up to 34%. These farms minimize a city's storm surge most when located directly upwind."
Necessity is the mother of invention - most amazing wind farms. Better than messing up a landscape elsewhere. Setting these up in already degraded soils is better than compromising valuable, unspoiled land. - #AlternativePower
9.6.14 - U.S. offshore wind power nears takeoff with 14 projects - "At least 54 gigawatts of its power could be produced and transmitted to the grid by 2030" and because of the proximity to major consumption centers, lower transmission costs would result in a savings of $7.68 billion per year.