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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Offshore Wind Energy Consortium to Examine Feasibility of Deep Water Turbines

With near-shore projects like Cape Wind drawing controversy, others in the industry have decided to look outward to explore the feasibility of siting turbines in deeper water - which is frequently further offshore - as reported in
New Mass. wind plans aloft: As controversy swirls over Cape Wind, some look beyond horizon
, Alexander Soule, Boston Business Journal (10/25/2004). According to the article, the nascent Offshore Wind Energy Consortium hired a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm called Resolve Inc. to produce a feasibility study by January. The project currently has a budget of $700,000 underwritten by General Electric Co., the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the U.S. Department of Energy.


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