Wind farm controversy buffets tiny Block Island

May 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Business

Deepwater's new SWT-6.0 wind turbine is available with rotor diameters of 120 and 154 meters. With a towerhead mass of roughly 350 tons, the SWT-6.0 is the lightest machine in its class.

Deepwater Wind has reached a critical juncture in its four-year-old plan to install five wind turbines in 75-foot deep ocean waters 3 miles from Block Island’s southeast shore. Having cleared preliminary environmental and regulatory hurdles and reached an agreement with National Grid, the company is preparing to submit applications in the next few weeks for essential state and federal permits.

Deepwater was chosen by the state after it identified the Block Island site, in state jurisdictional waters, and another to the north in federal waters as the best for offshore wind farms.

For more on this story, visit: The Day – Wind farm controversy buffets tiny Block Island | News from southeastern Connecticut.

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