The Biden administration is rapidly acting on its promise of boosting offshore wind power in the US. The cabinet has approved the Vineyard Wind project, the first “large-scale” offshore wind farm in the US. The 84-turbine array will sit 12 nautical miles off Martha’s Vineyard and generate 800 megawatts, or enough force for 400,000 homes and office buildings.
The administration asserted the task would make 3,600 positions. It should help satisfy an objective of creating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, although the government didn’t say when it expected Vineyard Wind should come online. Massachusetts as of now greenlit the project.
The Interior Department is likewise amidst environmental reviews for two extra offshore wind farms.
This isn’t the biggest wind farm. While it’s greater than some large-scale projects, for example, the 714MW East Anglia One, Hornsea Project One handily eclipses it with a 1.2GW limit. It’s as yet a huge advance forward for American wind power, however, and enhances diversify renewable energy in a country where solar farms and land-based wind turbines are relatively commonplace.