The Block Island Wind Farm is a high-tech wind farm that is slated to be located somewhere in the region of three miles off the coast of Block Island, located in the US state of Rhode Island. While this project will be situated in the USA, its individual components are being constructed around the world.
The turbines are being constructed by General Electric, while the magnet generators are being assembled in France. Other components and parts will also be constructed in Europe for being sent to the USA for on-site assembly.
This wind farm will offer a capacity of 30 Megawatts. Once in full operation, it is expected to produce enough energy to power as many as 5,000 households, meeting 90 per cent of Block Island's electricity needs.
Ultimately, the Block Island Wind Farm shows how global collaborations can lead to hyper-local energy gains.