The Block Island Wind Farm, in Rhode Island, ACTUALLY is America’s ONLY operational offshore wind farm. This wind farm was built by Deepwater Wind for $300 million, and is 4 miles off the coast of Block Island, RI. – CLICK FOR MORE INFO. ON THE: Deepwater Wind Block Island Wind Farm
It is only 30 MW. In comparison, the London Array offshore wind farm is 630 megawatts and powers “half a million UK homes every year, which works out to two-thirds of the homes in Kent”.(source :http://www.greencitytimes.com/Sustainability-News/london-array-paving-the-way-for-efficient-wind-energy-farms.html)
Scotland recently powered most of their country with wind energy, along with countries like Germany, Denmark, and Ireland (and much of that is offshore wind energy – 5-countries-leading-the-way-toward-100-renewable-energy)
Americans who discount offshore wind energy (or wind energy in general), in favor of an energy mix including dirty fossil fuels, might want to consider this energy source as a higher priority. What do you think?